Part of the first Henry Reeve Cuban medical brigade in 2022 heading to the Bahamas (+Video) › World › Granma

At the request of the Government of the Bahamas, 50 collaborators from the international contingent of doctors specialized in coping with disasters and serious epidemics Henry Reeve left, this Friday, to that brother country to together with the professionals who are already there to fight COVID-19.

This brigade, the 58th to leave since the pandemic began, is made up of 42 women and 8 men. All graduates in Nursing, with more than 10 years of work experience, 86% of them have completed international missions and come from 12 provinces of the country.

The farewell ceremony was presided over by the Deputy Minister of Health, Regla Angulo Pardo who, in conversation with the collaborators, said that the Bahamas health system is eager to receive this aid since they have the knowledge of the Greater Antilles to reduce the transmission of SARS-COV2 in its territory.

The head of the brigade, Lic. Glenda González Cuesta stated that having received the flag of the lone star fills them with pride and commitment. He stressed that they once again respond to the call of the Homeland, voluntarily, without pressure from anyone, with the support of their families and the Cuban State.

This brigade, number 58 that has started since the pandemic began, is made up of 50 nursing graduates. Photo: Ariel Cecilio Lemus

Regarding the defamatory campaign undertaken by the United States Government against Cuban medical collaboration, González Cuesta exclaimed: “Cuban Health collaborators, we are not slaves, and if we are slaves of anything, it is the service of saving lives.”

Likewise, on behalf of his colleagues he vowed that they will not rest while a Bahamian requires medical attention and that they will continue to defend the values ​​that underpin revolutionary medicine.

For his part, Dr. Michael Cabrera Laza, director of the Medical Cooperation Unit, stressed that every day there are more grateful people who would like to be treated by a Cuban doctor, nurse or technologist. He also pointed out that these collaborators have the highest responsibility to honor the agreement signed between Cuba and the Bahamas.

The collaborators have more than 10 years of work experience and 86% of them have completed internationalist missions. Photo: Ariel Cecilio Lemus

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