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Mika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-05 12:42 PM
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24. Cuba offered 36 tons of disaster specific medicines within days
This medical force.. includes:

---1,097 specialists in Comprehensive General Medicine, 600 of whom are pursuing Masters degrees in Medical Sciences;

---351 general practitioners and intensive care specialists;

---72 healthcare professionals with two medical specialties, and

---66 specialists in cardiology, pediatrics, gastroenterology, surgery, psychiatry, epidemiology and other specialties.

Of this medical force: 699 doctors have served in one or more international missions in 43 different countries, and some have even served in three missions, and 727 were ready and about to leave Cuba to serve in missions in Latin America, Africa and Asia; they joined this force in view of the dramatic situation unfolding in the southern United States, while other similar professionals will meet our internationalist commitment in other countries.


The EFE agency reports that in the Houston s stadium, in Texas , presently sheltering more than 15 thousand people evacuated from New Orleans , hardly three thousand have received medical care. Highly infectious diseases have been reported there while outbreaks of diarrhoea and vomiting threaten to quickly spread due to overcrowding.

Yesterdays edition of the Washington Post reports that, at the moment, Mississippis chief needs are fuel and medical assistance.


The newspaper published declarations from Dr. Marshall Bouldin, Director for Diabetes and Metabolism at the Universitys Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, who assistance: Were seeing things that we havent seen in many years: cholera, typhoid fever, tetanus, malaria. We hadnt seen such conditions in 50 years. People are crammed together and wander around surrounded by excrement.

There is an endless list of health problems reported by virtually all the press and the specialized health care institutions.

Our doctors backpacks contain precisely those resources needed to address in the field problems relating to dehydration, high blood pressure, diabetes Mellitus and infections in all parts of the body -lungs, bones, skin, ears, urinary tract, reproductive system- as they arise. They also carry medicine to suppress vomiting; painkillers and drugs to lower fever; medication for the immediate treatment of heart conditions, for allergies of any kind; for treating bronchial asthma and other similar complications, about forty products of proven efficiency in emergencies such as this one.

These professionals carry two backpacks containing these products; each backpack weighs 12 kilograms. Actually, this was determined when all of the backpacks were procured, since although they are quite large, only half of the supplies would fit in; it was then necessary to give each doctor two backpacks, and the small briefcase which carries diagnostic kits. These doctors have much clinical experience, this is one of their most outstanding characteristic, as they are used to offering their services in places where there isnt even one X-ray machine, ultrasound equipment or instruments for analyzing fecal samples, blood, etc. With the increase in the number of doctors, the medications weigh a total of 36 tons.
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  -Cuba Agrees to U.S. Offer of Hurricane Aid Judi Lynn  Oct-27-05 01:01 PM   #0 
  - Wilma claims no lives on well-prepared Cuba  Judi Lynn   Oct-27-05 01:59 PM   #1 
  - Kick!  Judi Lynn   Oct-27-05 06:05 PM   #2 
  - Good  Rose Siding   Oct-27-05 06:08 PM   #3 
  - the US didn't need the doctors  Bacchus39   Oct-27-05 07:04 PM   #4 
     - Even if they did, FEMA wouldn't have let them into NO until it was  Tom Yossarian Joad   Oct-27-05 08:49 PM   #6 
     - Tell that to the families of people who died.  K-W   Oct-28-05 09:06 AM   #13 
     - Local Miami media reporting that 17 died from Wilma. Cuba had zero deaths.  Mika   Oct-28-05 09:15 AM   #14 
     - so why are they accepting aid??  Bacchus39   Oct-28-05 11:33 AM   #17 
        - Here's why..  Mika   Oct-28-05 11:39 AM   #18 
     - what medical supplies??  Bacchus39   Oct-28-05 11:31 AM   #16 
     - Cuba has the highest ratio of Drs/citizen in the world  Mika   Oct-28-05 11:46 AM   #21 
     - thanks for the article  callady   Oct-28-05 06:35 PM   #37 
        - He sure does. Mika knows whereof he speaks.  Judi Lynn   Oct-28-05 08:55 PM   #38 
     - Cuba offered 36 tons of disaster specific medicines within days  Mika   Oct-28-05 12:42 PM   #24 
     - pure propaganda  Bacchus39   Oct-28-05 03:32 PM   #26 
        - Maybe you could use a reading instructor.  Judi Lynn   Oct-28-05 04:45 PM   #29 
           - that didn't happen Judy Lynn, why do you want to mislead???  Bacchus39   Oct-28-05 05:04 PM   #31 
              - That was the information available WHEN THE SPEECH WAS MADE.  Judi Lynn   Oct-28-05 05:20 PM   #32 
              - I do not want to belabor this but again the problem was getting  Bacchus39   Oct-28-05 05:27 PM   #33 
                 - If you want to tote Bush's and Brownie's water, go ahead.  Mika   Oct-28-05 05:52 PM   #34 
                    - It takes a real gusano contortionist to get around the truth, doesn't it?  Judi Lynn   Oct-28-05 06:15 PM   #36 
                    - nope, not a fan of fanatic Cubans in Florida but I'm no  Bacchus39   Oct-28-05 09:07 PM   #39 
              - People weren't crowded together nor wading in sewage?  Mika   Oct-28-05 06:02 PM   #35 
                 - oh, I didn't say that  Bacchus39   Oct-28-05 09:10 PM   #40 
                    - Judi Lynn was right, maybe you could use a reading instructor  Mika   Oct-29-05 05:17 AM   #42 
     - Medical supplies that could have saved lives.  K-W   Oct-28-05 01:00 PM   #25 
        - and how would you have gotten those doctors to NO  Bacchus39   Oct-28-05 03:34 PM   #27 
           - I wouldnt have gotten them anywhere. Cuba would have flown them.  K-W   Oct-28-05 03:55 PM   #28 
              - either the doctors have to get to the patients or the  Bacchus39   Oct-28-05 05:00 PM   #30 
     - I think what they were saying was that US HAD doctors like that  nodehopper   Oct-28-05 11:42 AM   #19 
     - Yes they did  Horse with no Name   Oct-28-05 10:22 PM   #41 
  - "This was the first time they have accepted an offer of assistance," - BS  Mika   Oct-27-05 08:46 PM   #5 
  - Thanks for throwing some light on that debacle, Mika.  Judi Lynn   Oct-28-05 03:47 AM   #7 
  - what is wrong with labeling the packages with the  Bacchus39   Oct-28-05 07:36 AM   #8 
     - Right. I'm sure the USA would accept aid from Al Queda or Hammas.  Mika   Oct-28-05 08:23 AM   #9 
        - Castro overthrew Cuba's government  Bacchus39   Oct-28-05 08:31 AM   #10 
           - The vast majority of Cubans overthrew the dictatorship, not Castro  Mika   Oct-28-05 08:59 AM   #11 
           - Wow, all by himself that's one bad ass Rambo type mo fo. n/t  Guy Whitey Corngood   Oct-28-05 09:03 AM   #12 
  - Kick  OKNancy   Oct-28-05 10:05 AM   #15 
  - I still can't believe Bush offered $50,000. That's insult to injury.  nodehopper   Oct-28-05 11:43 AM   #20 
     - Castro refused aid from US and the EU after Dennis  Bacchus39   Oct-28-05 12:07 PM   #22 
        - We know. DU'ers discussed this when it happened. n/t  Judi Lynn   Oct-28-05 12:11 PM   #23 

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