Cuban Doctors Treat More than 10,000 Victims of Floods in Venezuela

Caracas, July 9 (RHC) – The contingent of Cuban health professionals that carries out epidemiological prevention in the Venezuelan state of Apure has treated more than 10,000 flood victims in the vast plains area.

Over 150 doctors and nurses of our country treat patients in the five evacuation shelters in the city of Guasdualito and guarantee health care in all areas of the city, which is 30 percent flooded.

Esteban Marichal, head of the Cuban medical mission in the state of Apure, reported that most of the people served by the Cuban professionals suffer from respiratory illnesses, diarrhea, fever, skin diseases and other infectious diseases, as consequence of the high humidity and the progressive deterioration of the backwaters.