A brigade of health professionals headed to Matanzas

Today, a brigade of 12 doctors from eastern Las Tunas province left for the province of Matanzas, to face the medical emergency that the western territory is going through due to its high rates of transmission of COVID-19.

Las Tunas, Cuba.- The specialists in Comprehensive General Medicine, clinicians, and experts in intensive care, from six municipalities, are part of the Henry Reeve Contingent of Doctors Specialized in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics and are experienced in the treatment of patients with COVID-19 in the country and abroad.

Israel Ávila Luis, a doctor who lives in the provincial capital, said he was willing to put all his efforts to help his compatriots. The epidemiologist René Aveleira Cutiño, who has fulfilled missions facing Ebola in Sierra Leone and the COVID-19 in Italy and Mexico, said that they will not disappoint the trust placed on them by the people of Las Tunas.

In the next few days, other nine doctors will join the brigade, all of whom make up a larger contingent of, at least, a hundred members from across the country, who will reinforce the Matanzas health system, overcrowded by the accelerated spread of SARS-CoV-2. Only this Thursday, more than 1,300 new positives were notified in that province.