Wednesday afternoon, the Cuban specialists reportedly had provided
medical care to 1,102 people, including 19 surgical operations,
while 26 patients died including nine children.
According to a television report, another Cuban medical brigade
created for emergency situations, is already in Haiti. They traveled
on Wednesday to the Haitian capital taking medicines, clothes, food,
saline solution and plasma bags.
Some of the members of the group who made their contribution in
Pakistan after a devastating earthquake hit this Asian country a few
years ago, compared the visible damages in Port-au-Prince to the
most affected areas in Pakistan.
The television report announced that Joel Melo Torres, from the
Faculty of Accounting and Finances of the University of Havana, who
was on a post-graduate course at the University of Port-au-Prince,
was receiving medical care from the Cuban doctors and was reported
as seriously injured.
The 152 Cubans working on collaboration programs in the Haitian
capital were reported to be in good health. Only two of them
suffered minor injuries from the earthquake that hit that Caribbean
nation on Tuesday.
of the education brigade, Adalberto Bravo Carbonell suffered a
dislocation to his right knee and Alina Almeida Rivera, also member
of the brigade, had a minor lesion on her right leg.