Close to 10,000 Venezuelan poor treated in Cuba

Campaign News | Tuesday, 28 June 2005

Health centre wins prize for its work

Havana, Jun 27: To date, 9,547 Venezuelan patients have been treated in Cuban hospitals after their admittance and post-operative recovery at Havana's La Pradera International Health Center.

The facility has performed the role of attending to Venezuelan guest since November 2000, when a cooperation agreement between

the two countries went into effect.

Cuba agreed to provide medical treatment for low-income people from its southerly Latin American neighbor, reported the Granma newspaper today.

In recognition of humanitarian work for over four consecutive years, the center was bestowed with Cuba's Vanguardia national flag in an event attended by Jose M. Miyar Barrueco, secretary of the Council of State.

An additional 7,540 people accompanying the foreign patients have also been received and lodged at the center. Of these, 962 benefited as well from free medical check-ups.

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