1,300,000 patients from 32 countries have benefited from Cuba’s Operation Miracle
Posted: 05 January 2009 05:04 PM   [ Ignore ]
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More than 78,000 Cuban patients have benefited from Operation Miracle, which is aimed at providing ophthalmologic care.

Local health authorities pointed out that since January 2004 to date, the program has benefited 1.3 million patients from 32 countries.

The program is being carried out in Cuban medical institutions and 59 specialized centers in 15 countries.

In addition, Cuba’s infant mortality rate dropped last year and nine infectious diseases have been eliminated.

Regarding professional training, the country has graduated 95,000 doctors, 14,000 dentists, more than 37,000 nurses and 1,200 health technicians since 1959.

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Posted: 07 January 2009 05:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Nice to see a small relatively poor country like Cuba doing so much to help some of the people in need around the world.

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Posted: 07 January 2009 05:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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They are rich in doctors but keep in mind that DTCuba.com is run or at least approved by the Cuban government and since no one can independently verify any statistics, these numbers can be, and most likely are, exaggerated.

For example, 95,000 doctors divided by 50 years is 1900 doctors per year. That’s A LOT of doctors.

1.3million patients divided by five years is 260,000 patients a year which is 712 patients per day every day for five years.

Do you really think that Operation Miracle is “benefiting” 712 people per day?

I don’t think so unless they are including family members, aunts, uncles, cousins etc of the patient.

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Posted: 07 January 2009 10:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Then again if you take 147200 medical professional total divided by 50 years = 2944/yr divide by 365 = 8.07/day,  So 8.07/day seems feasable.

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