First visually impaired Ecuadorians in Cuba for surgery
Campaign News | Sunday, 30 October 2005
Operation Miracle extends its reach
Quito, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is extending solidarity to 160 visually impaired Ecuadorians of low income, the first to arrive, who are in Havana to receive operations without cost, Cuban Dr. Rody Cervantes said Monday.
Of 1,826 patients, the first 160 patients arrived in Havana on Sunday night, and another 245 needy Ecuadorians suffering eye afflictions have been examined, and are waiting to come to the island in the coming weeks.
Operation Miracle, a program conceived by Cuba and Venezuela, is assisting thousands of Venezuelans and Latin Americans with visual problems.
It is anticipated that more low-income Ecuadorian patients will travel to the Caribbean nation each week to receive operations.