The Cuba-Venezuela Health Agreement: Over 50,000 Patients Treated
News from Cuba | Friday, 20 April 2012
From the Cuban News Agency
More than 50,000 Venezuelans have received medical treatment in Cuba, said Mary Cedeño and Joel Perez, members of the social movement of patients benefited from the Comprehensive Health Agreement existing between the two countries.
The www.cubaminrex. cu Web site refers that during an interview granted to Venezolana de Television, Cedeño and Perez explained that 20 percent of this figure belongs to people who don't support the revolutionary process led by Hugo Chavez, President of that South American nation.
Cedeño, mother of a young girl treated on the island, asserted that, since November, 2010, there have been 409 flights to Cuban territory carrying patients to receive free medical treatment. A total of 28,060 from the almost 51,000 citizens treated, she added, have been direct patients, and 22,851 were persons accompanying them, who were also treated in many cases for various ailments.
For his part, Joel Perez, said that four years ago he traveled to the Caribbean island to receive treatment for drug addiction. In Cuba I received a wonderful treatment, which included psychology therapy, physical and occupational education, and general medicine, he commented.