Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Cuba to partner with Barbados in the fight against COVID-19

Nurses and doctors from Cuba are being dispatched to various countries around the globe where the health systems are being tested by COVID-19. (FILE)

Nurses and doctors from Cuba are being dispatched to various countries around the globe where the health systems are being tested by COVID-19. (FILE)

Barbados will be receiving medical aid from Cuba to help in its fight against the novel coronavirus. This announcement was made by Health and Wellness Minister Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic last evening.

He was a member of a panel which provided clarity on a number of COVID-19 related issues.

“We have made a formal request. We have actually met with the Ambassador for the Republic of Cuba. We have actually signed an agreement in relation to drugs,” the Minister advised.

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He went on to say that a request for technical assistance with respect to nursing staff has also been approved by the government of Cuba. A team of 100 specialist Cuban nurses are expected to arrive in Barbados.

In addition to the medical and nursing assistance, a request has also been made for a number of doctors from the Cuban nation to assist Barbados in this fight.

Cuban medical teams have been providing assistance to several countries across the globe in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A team of fifty-two health professionals from Cuba are assisting Italy in that nation’s battle to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. More recently Jamaica, Venezuela and Grenada were a few of the other countries who have also welcomed Cuban medical teams.

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