Mexico City.- The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard, thanked Cuban doctors and nurses through his Twitter account for their presence in Mexico to help treat cases of Covid-19 during the pandemic, after they finished their work and returned to Cuba.The Chancellor spoke out on behalf of the Government of Mexico to, in a very emotional message, thank the Cuban health staff for the care provided for patients with SARS-CoV-2 in the country and wishing for a good return to their country of origin.
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I thank the government and people of Mexico for the invaluable support of Cuban doctors and nurses who came to save lives in our country in these difficult months of fighting Covid-19 Good return!! Our gratitude always with you!», Ebrard wrote on Twitter.
In May, 585 health workers from the Caribbean island, one of the largest crews the communist government has deployed to care for the coronavirus, arrived in Mexico City, the epicenter of the pandemic in the country. In total, the Ministry of Health of Mexico City, run by Oliva López, hired more than 2,000 doctors and nurses, including Cuba’s medical staff, amounting to about 135 million pesos for salaries and research.
Marcelo Ebrard thanks Cuban doctors/Capture of panatalla-Twitter
It should be noted that the presence of the health professionals of the island generated controversy over the expenses involved in hiring them. However, the capital government assured that their work was of vital importance due to the lack of people in the field in Mexico.Olivia López reported that the figure was paid by the Institute of Health for Welfare (Insabi), as part of the care of patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the country’s capital.
This was support to cover all the activities that the Convention included, which were, as I have mentioned on other occasions, training, research, sharing protocols, good practices, epidemiological field monitoring and also a set of activities, say, technical advice,» the Secretary of Health said.
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