The departure of Cuban doctors that participated in Brazil´s Mais Medicos -More Doctors- program have dealt a severe blow to the South American healthcare system and the promise made by the Bolsonaro Administration that the vacancies they left would soon be filled has not been accomplished.
The Cuban Ministry of Public Health (Minsap) made public an statement on its position regarding the doctors that stayed in Brazil after the Cuban government stopped its participation in the More Doctors Program. (ACN)
"You are a symbol of the country that trained you," stated President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, at an act to honor doctors who returned to Cuba after the island's withdrawal from Brazil's More Doctors program
To clarify questions raised and debunk attempts to distort Cuba's position, Granma shares information from the online channel launched by the Foreign Ministry
A total of 336 doctors returned to this province following the withdrawal of Cubans from the Más Médicos program, aimed at taking Primary Health Care to the poorest and most intricate communities in Brazil, as a result of the hostile position of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro.
About 3,000 candidates who signed up for the Mais Medicos (More Doctors) program in Brazil have not yet showed up for work in municipalities in which they were assigned to, Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper says on Friday.
The first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), Raúl Castro, received today a group of doctors from the island who worked in the More Doctors Brazilian program.
After the arrival of 409 Cuban medical professionals from Brazil on Sunday, nearly 6,000 doctors have already returned home after assisting people in poor and remote communities.
With the arrival this Friday of about 410 Cuban health professionals who collaborated in Brazil''s More Doctors program, more than 5,000 have returned to the island after caring for poor and intricate communities.