Among the specialties that Cuban doctors attended are: intensive medicine, internal medicine, cardiology, pulmonology and epidemiologists.
The Ministry of Health of Panama (Minsa
) reports that a total of 99 Cuban doctors return to their country this Wednesday after having provided their support to the Panamanian authorities in the fight against COVID-19.
“For eight months, 99 doctors from different medical specialties, from the Republic of Cuba, provided their support and knowledge in the COVID-19 rooms of Panama, in order to extend an auxiliary arm to Panamanian medical professionals who for more than 15 They have been at the forefront of this disease for months,” says Minsa
in a statement.
It indicates that the Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre
, recognized Cuban doctors for the work they did during the eight months they were in Panama.
"These doctors have been in different provinces of the country, providing their knowledge in medicine to help Panama cope with the effects of COVID-19," Sucre
Meanwhile, the coordinator of the Cuban medical brigade, Héctor Pérez Assef, stated that “they are waiting for us in Cuba, we only came for three months, but due to the COVID-19 care in Panama, we spent 8 months in different hospitals in Panama Metro and Panama Oeste, but the time has come to leave."
On the other hand, Leonardo Rodríguez Iglesias, interim business manager of the Cuban Embassy in Panama, pointed out that as soon as the request arrived, it was answered immediately, it was received with great willingness to provide support to Panamanians.
It is worth mentioning that among the specialties attended by doctors from Cuba are: intensive medicine, internal medicine, cardiology, pulmonology and epidemiologists.