Cuba Celebrates Health Workers on Day of Latin American Medicine

cuba_celebrates_health_workers_on_day_of_latin_american_medicine.jpg / On the day commemorating Latin American Medicine, teleSUR English reproduces in full the speech offered by Cuban Minister of Health Jose Angel Portal Miranda to the health workers of Cuba and the region.

“Havana, December 3, 2021

“Year 63 of the Revolution”.

Dear Cuban health workers and students:

The work of Cuban health professionals is part of our history: it is so today, in the midst of the complex scenario imposed on us by COVID-19, and it has been so throughout all these years of Revolution.


On Latin American Medicine Day, Cuba Salutes Health Workers

And although it is a task that is simply born from our determination to save lives and restore hope to the people, it is inevitable to recognize the great dedication, responsibility and commitment with which they work every day in the most diverse scenarios.

COVID-19 has imposed new and difficult challenges on us in these almost two years of relentless confrontation with the virus, in which it has been necessary to establish priorities among so many emergencies. Our workers and students have been able to rise to these challenges; behind each one of you there are sacrifices that are priceless and may never be known.

A nuestros médicos, que junto a los científicos han salvado al país, muchas felicidades e infinita gratitud en el #DiaDeLaMedicinaLatinoamericana . Que hoy vuelvan los aplausos por ustedes y por cada vida salvada de la #COVID19 . Nuestros héroes llevan batas blancas. #CubaVive

— Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez (@DiazCanelB) December 3, 2021 “To our doctors, who together with scientists have saved the country, many congratulations and infinite gratitude on #DayOfLatinAmericanMedicine. May the applause return today for you and for every life saved from #COVID19. Our heroes wear white coats. #CubaVive”

May this day of homage for the Latin American Medicine Day become a reason to multiply our sensitivity and professionalism in the noble purpose of protecting the health of our people.

We will continue counting on you for the great challenges we have ahead in defense of life, proud of this country, which knows that in your hands it is safe.

Thank you for being in every trench where you have been needed.

A hug,

Dr. José Angel Portal Miranda, Minister of Public Health.”


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