Mexico, Nov 16 – The municipal president of Ixtepec, Oaxaca, Felix Serrano, has delivered a recognition to the members of the Cuban medical team that assisted the population of the region, particularly those affected by the September 7 earthquake.
The recognition joins others, including the House of Representatives, to the Cuban doctors and government for the assistance in difficult times in Mexico after the earthquakes that this country suffered in September.
The health professionals are members of the Cuban Henry Reeve contingent, which was founded by the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro, to assist on health emergencies and natural disasters in countries around the world as part of Cuban humanitarian policy. They have concluded their mission in Mexico and are returning to Cuba on Wednesday. ‘They made 13,500 consultations, 162 surgeries, 400 ultrasounds and X-rays in 40 days, covering all healthcare needs after the September 7 and 23 earthquakes, from the bottom of my heart I want to thank the Cuban government and people, we will be eternally grateful; good trip,’ Ixtepec mayor told the doctors. He added that during the catastrophe, the support in medical care was essential. The assistance they provided is something unpayable, the people of the Tehuantepec region will always be grateful. He recalled other moments of Cuban solidarity with Oaxaca, including that of Cuban educators in the fight against illiteracy.
The medical team, which opened a field hospital equipped with several services, was made up of 40 Cuban doctors and specialists, who were also joined by Mexican doctors who studied in Cuba. (Prensa Latina)