Published by Alma
By Prensa Latina
More than 6,000 people affected by floods in this region of northern Peru have been attended by the Cuban medical brigade, reported today the head of the solidarity group, Rolando Piloto.
The doctor stressed that the 26 professionals treated until yesterday, a total of 6,106 patients for various causes, mainly related to the aftermath of the floods that killed 106 persons nationwide.
In a dialogue with Prensa Latina, Piloto indicated that due to the long holiday of Catholic Eastern Week, the services in those days were carried out in two hospitals in Piura where brigade specialists work with 204 consultations.
Noting the welcome and recognition of the population to the work of the mission, he said that yesterday the leadership of a social club welcomed the Cuban solidarity group with a reception at its headquarters, where the hosts expressed their gratitude for the presence and work that they accomplish.
This task is carried out in hospitals of Piura, reinforced with specialists, and in shelters with thousands of victims who live in tents on the outskirts of the capital city of the region of the same name, because the floods destroyed or made their homes uninhabitable.
Expressions of recognition to Cubans are daily multiply and last week motivated a visit of doctors graduates in the Antille nation who live in Piura and their families, who offered support to the collaborators.
The brigade is made up of members of the international contingent, Henry Reeve, who specializes in disaster situations,they arrived in Lima on March 31 and on the same day, after meeting with Health Minister Patricia Garcia, continued their trip to Piura where they are located now.