In the early hours of Friday morning, brigade 41 of the Henry Reeve International Contingent specializing in disaster situations and large-scale epidemics, departed for Nepal.
The group formed of 49 collaborators - including 25 doctors specializing in various branches of medicine – will offer help to the victims of the earthquake which struck the South Asian nation on April 25.
During the farewell ceremony, Marcia Cobas, deputy minister of Public Health, expressed her sense of pride given this group’s rapid response after learning of the tragedy, “In 24 hours the specialists and equipment were ready.”
She noted that a field hospital will also be sent over, which includes a surgery unit, sterilization services, an intensive care unit, diagnostics (including X-rays, a semi-automated laboratory and ultrasound), as well as consultation areas, and recovery services, one of the most important tasks over the coming days.
Also present at the farewell ceremony were Cuban Minister of Public Health, Dr. Roberto Morales Ojeda, Ana Teresita González Fraga, deputy minister of Minrex and other Minsap officials.