With the opening of a new center for cholera treatment in Carrefour, Haiti, the number of such facilities set up by Cuban doctors adds to nine in an effort to stop the spreading of the disease.
The Cuban Medical Brigade is working on the localization and setting up of other 11 treatment centers in addition to 38 that are already providing assistance to people sick with cholera in Haiti, reported Granma newspaper.
According to the newspaper’s report, the Cuban doctors have treated more than 34,000 cases and the lethality rate remains 0.75 percent.
In record time, the Cuban doctors finished assembling of tents making up the center in Carrefour with 100 beds total. The community has more than 400,000 inhabitants and it is located by the side of a hill 20 kms from Port-au-Prince.
The center includes seven areas for the general treatment of the patient with 32 Cuban doctors. Besides being home to one of the largest marginal populations of the country, Carrefour has critical hygiene and environmental conditions and its infrastructure, particularly housing, was highly damaged by the earthquake that shook the country in January this year.
Haiti’s Public Health Ministry has reported more than 97, 500 cases of cholera and 2,193 deaths for the disease.
On Sunday, the third Cuban medical brigade of 56 members arrived at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport, of Port-au-Prince. The group is part of the Cuban Henry Reeve International Contingent of Doctors Specialized on Emergencies and Serious Epidemics.