|Operation Miracle: Five Years of Cuban Ophtalmology Services in Nicaragua|
|Written by ACN|
|Tuesday, 15 May 2012 08:38|
HAVANA, Cuba.-Operation Miracle, the Cuban program aimed at giving people with eye problems back their sight, celebrated on Monday the 5th anniversary of its implementation in Nicaragua, with over 94,000 surgeries on patients of scant economic resources.
During the ceremony, Nicaraguan Health Minister, Sonia Castro, congratulated the Cuban physicians offering their services in that nation and the Nicaraguan workers supporting this task in each of the country's departments.
Initially, she explained, this service, which is free of charge, was offered in central places like Ciudad Sandino and Matagalpa, but President Daniel Ortega suggested the creation of traveling surgery posts, with the purpose of taking it to the most isolated spots in the country. In February, the new experience began in Triangulo Minero, one of the nation's poorest districts.
Likewise, the Minister acknowledged the cooperation of community organizations and local governments, who facilitate the access of patients living in the most isolated areas.