By Yodeni Masó Aguila
Havana, May 7. The collaborators of the Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) in Trinidad and Tobago are healthy and more effective in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, said Dr. Laura Margarita González today. In dialogue with Prensa Latina via the internet, the BMC coordinator signified the commitment of all Cuban aid workers on Trinidadian soil, who comply with personal protection measures to contribute to the collective fight against the threat of the new coronavirus, SAR-CoV-2.
González, a First Degree specialist in Comprehensive General Medicine, stressed that all Cuban professionals involved in the battle against the pandemic, although stressed is working directly with suspected cases of emergency nurses and intensive care and the specialist doctor in pulmonology. The Cuban Galena reported that the BMC is present throughout the Trinidadian geography from the capital, Port of Spain, to the central north of the country at the Eric Williams Medical Complex and on the island of Tobago.
The coordinator, a Second Degree Specialist in Hygiene and Epidemiology, insisted on training the brigade members, especially in personal protection measures, distancing and disinfection in homes. "The movements were limited to those strictly necessary without giving up the exchange in the brigade meetings, which we carry out through videoconferences, communication flows with each collaborator through this and other online channels, which minimizes the risk," she confirmed.
During the exchange with Prensa Latina, the doctor highlighted the arrival of 11 intensive nurses from the largest of the Antilles, who are serving the quarantine period before supporting the efforts of Trinidad and Tobago against the Covid-19 disease. She described this group made up entirely of women as worthy representatives of the Cuban heroine Mariana Grajales and reaffirmed the commitment of the collaborators to continue offering well-being and quality of life to the Trinidadian population. Initiator of the Barrio Adentro Mission in Venezuela in 2003, Dr. González was thankful for the opportunity to offer help to the people of Trinidad and Tobago and contribute to the history of the internationalism of Cuban medicine.