Hundreds of Medical Graduates in Cuba Return to Bolivia

Hundreds of Medical Graduates in Cuba Return to Bolivia

Hundreds of Medical Graduates in Cuba Return to Bolivia

La Paz, Aug 9  –  Hundreds of new physicians graduated in Cuba will return to Bolivia next weekend, to start their social service in rural areas, it was reported in this capital.

The director of Health Services, of the homonimous Ministry, Ruben Colque, said that about 780 new doctors, graduated of the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) will return home after studying for six years in Cuba.

According to Colque, the scholarship holders will first make the compulsory rural social service in the country, before moving to their final destinations, for which they will coordinate with the Departmental Health Services to grant the necessary spaces.

The Ministry of Health is developing a Training Specialties Plan from which the physicians trained in Cuba will be part, Colque said, who added that “the country demands for specialists in different areas, such as anesthesiologists, pediatric surgeons, nephrologists, and geriatricians.”

Without counting the recent graduates, more than 3,800 Bolivian doctors were graduated in Cuba, and another 2,000 are studying in universities of the Caribbean island, in undergraduate and post-graduate courses.

In June, some 125 graduates in Cuba began working in the city of El Alto in the Mi Salud program, inaugurated by President Evo Morales, with the intention of ensuring free health services to the population, which is expected to bring throughout the country.

Source: Prensa Latina

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s