The help of only five Cuban health care professionals was no small thing for the British island of Anguilla, where they contributed to the battle against COVID-19
The help of only five Cuban health care professionals was no small thing for the British island of Anguilla, where they contributed to the battle against COVID-19.
The group returned home yesterday, having done their job, leaving the incidence and mortality rates at zero.
“The country’s COVID-19 Temporary Working Group welcomes the Henry Reeve brigade that worked for almost nine months in the Anguilla Islands, where they conducted intense work confronting the pandemic, with very good results,” Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez stated, in a video message.
Following their arrival in Anguila in June of 2020, the group joined the work of local professionals in medical clinics, hospital wards, the isolation unit for suspected and positive cases of SARS-COV-2, the emergency room, collective discussions of hospitalized patients and in clinical evaluation of travelers from other countries, housed in quarantine areas.
Over the course of this joint effort, 693 patients were attended.
The Cuban brigade also participated in administering tests, advising the territorial Ministry of Health in the preparation of protocols; the adaptation of quarantine sites and the hospital isolation unit; and the creation of flow charts.
Two brigade members served on the Committee of Experts which advised the Minister of Health in the planning and execution of the island’s anti-COVID-19 vaccination plan and in clinical monitoring to detect any immediate adverse reactions to the vaccine.