We’re operating some 5,000
patients a week, the same amount of patients benefited
annually in Venezuela before the beginning of the program,
asserted national coordinator Manuel Pacheco, cited by the
Venezuelan News Agency.
Operation Miracle began to be implemented in July, 2004, to
take care of patients of scant economic resources who had
At first, patients traveled to Havana, where more than
200,000 were operated on in one year, while the Venezuelan
government set in motion an investment plan to re-foster
these services in different hospitals of the Bolivarian
Since 2005 to date, within the context of that mission, over
33,000 patients have been seen in Venezuela, coming from
Ecuador, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Costa
Rica, Chile, Paraguay and Argentina, while arrangements to
benefit the population of Curacao advance.