By Prensa Latina, in collaboration with EmbaCuba Jamaica
Kingston, Jamaica, 8 July 2020.
The Honourable Sharlene Cartwrigth-Robinson, Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands, visited yesterday the Cuban Medical Brigade Henry Reeve that supports the efforts of this British overseas territory to combat the Covid-19 disease.
At the InterHealth Canada Hospital, Hon. Cartwrigth-Robinson and the island’s Minister of Education, thanked the health care workers from the Greatest Island in the Antilles for offering their help in times of pandemic, in the fulfilment of the noble duty of volunteering to save lives.
According to Dr. Alfredo Morán, Chief of the Cooperation Brigade, the islands' Head of State highlighted the courage of its members, who separated from their families to contribute to the local response to the disease.
In a remote interview with Prensa Latina, Dr. Morán refered to the Premier’s recognition of Cuba’s effective management of the novel coronavirus disease, SARS-CoV-2, while reassuring the Henry Reeve contingent’s commitment to endeavour to assist those in greatest need.
Currently, the medical brigade continues with its training in hospital processes and equipment management at the InterHealth Canada Hospital.
Morán told Prensa Latina that they all are in good spirits and very good health, and assured that the hospital is equipped with all the necessary resources for the treatment of Covid-19.
The Henry Reeve contingent arrived in the Turks and Caicos Islands on June 16, with the purpose of reinforcing the fight against the pandemic and minimizing contagions.
The Turks and Caicos Islands and Cuba signed a three-month agreement to provide additional medical support to intensive care units, an agreement that can be extended if necessary.