Among the task, workers from the University contribute in the kitchen and the pantry

"Given the increase in the number of COVID-19 suspected and positive patients since the end of June, the University of Las Tunas ratifies its willingness of contributing in any way possible to stop the spread of the disease," Rector Aurora Ramos de Las Heras said.

Las Tunas, Cuba.- Two field hospitals are currently operating in the institution, one for positives on the Lenin campus and the other, for suspects, at the “Pepito Tey.” In the latter, work is being done to open a third isolation center for positive patients.

“We maintain responsibility for the tasks that we have been assuming during all this time on the Lenin campus: pantry, laundry, cleaning, and helping in the kitchen.

The brave ones are rotating every 10 days. In the beginning, the groups had up to 12 members; now, we have strengthened them to 14 due to the increase to more than 150 in the number of hospitalized patients, Ramos de Las Heras explained.

“We are proud that 15 of our cadres have already joined the brave brigades and there are two that have been permanently in front of the isolation center: Yunior Flores and Eduardo, head of the Service Department. Now, we are incorporating Yalilis Espinosa Moro, the director of the Students Residence, into the Lenin campus, who was already in charge of the center in the first stage of the epidemic,” the Rector added.

The University also provides support with a team of 12 people in charge of laundry tasks, in rotating shifts. "There are labors of great sacrifice and risk, especially now that positive patients are admitted," she pointed out.

“We have a transportation base on the Lenin campus. We were asked for help and we looked for the facilities, a computer, and all the necessary resources for its proper functioning, which is of great importance for the transfer of patients. Several of our workers also support the statistical work of the isolation center and we will support the process of statistics in health intervention with the vaccine.”