Cuba's Free Eye Surgery Program Benefits Thousands of Panamanians
- From: periodistalibre@xxxxxxx
- Date: 12 Dec 2006 07:39:55 -0800
Havana, Dec 11 (ACN) Thousands of low-income Panamanian citizens have
benefited from the Operation Miracle free-eye surgery program in Cuba,
a treatment they can not afford in their own country, said Panamanian
Publich Health Minister Camilo Alleyne in Havana.
The official voiced his satisfaction with the development of the
initiative which has already returned eyesight to 4,000 Panamanians,
Granma daily reported.
Upon his arrival to the Cuban capital, Minister Alleyne said the two
countries are working on a joint project to create an Operation Miracle
hospital in Panama.
Alleyne said Panama is undergoing a process to transform its healthcare
system and that the exchange of knowledge and technologies contributes
to the important concept of human solidarity.
Camilo Alleyne is also the president of the Health Agenda for the
Americas, a continental organization of which Cuba is a member.