Over 50,000 patients treated under Cuba-Venezuela health agreement

By NY Net News
Posted on 23 Apr 2012 at 12:44pm

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — More than 50,000 Venezuelans have received medical treatment in Cuba, said Mary Cedeño and Joel Perez, members of the social movement of patients benefiting from the comprehensive health agreement existing between the two countries.

According to the cubaminrex.cu website, during an interview granted to Venezolana de Television, Cedeño, the mother of a young girl treated on the island, asserted that, since November 2010, there have been 409 flights to Cuba 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 wonderful treatment, which included psychology therapy, physical and occupational education, and general medicine,” he commented.

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