HAVANA, Cuba, CMC- The government of Cuba is fulfilling a health agreement with Mexico by sending 84 Cuban doctors to the Central American nation to offer their services.
The announcement was made during a press conference on Tuesday.
The doctors will help to make up for the shortage of health professionals in Mexico and increase to 436 the number of Cubans hired in Mexico.
Cuban doctors are now spread over 79 municipalities in the states of Baja California Sur, Campeche, Colima, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Sonora, Tlaxcala, Veracruz and Zacatecas.
The bilateral agreement includes the hiring of some 600 Cuban specialists to bring medical care to remote and vulnerable areas of Mexico, including communities with indigenous populations.
According to official information, the support of professionals from Cuba includes specialties such as paediatrics, internal medicine, general surgery, intensive care and emergency medicine, gynaecology and obstetrics, imaging, anesthesiology, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics and traumatology.