Cuban medical brigade departs for Dominica to treat victims of Erika

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Source: granma
August 31, 2015

Dr. Norberto Ramos, leading the brigade, noted that they have been equipped with all the necessary medicine and equipment to deal with the effects of the intense rain and flooding on the island

cuban medical brigade off to dominica

Photo: AIN

A 16-strong Cuban medical brigade including doctors, nurses and epidemiologists, together with three construction engineers and two electrical engineers, left for the Commonwealth of Dominica this Monday, where they will join the efforts to assist the victims of Tropical Storm Erika.

Shortly after 7.00 a.m., the Aero Caribbean ATR 72 aircraft took off from the Jose Martí International Airport in Havana, carrying 1.2 tons of medicines, supplies and disposable materials for assistive care, together with the personnel.

Dr. Norberto Ramos, leading the brigade, told AIN that the team who will attend to the population in disaster areas following the onslaught of the tropical storm had been put together in just…

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