Chilean Senator calls for Cuban Medical Mission

Chilean senator Alejandro Navarro proposed the country´s Heath Ministry to implement a More Doctors program, similar to that of Brazil, with a Cuban medical mission to relieve the lack of health services in his country.

According to El Economista de Chile newspaper, the senator met with Health Minister Carmen Castillo to find a solution to the deficit of doctors in Chile.

Quoted by the publication, senator Navarro commented that 83 days have gone by since he and 225 mayors from around the country handed over to the Health minister a proposal to implement the More Doctor Program, with the arrival there of a Cuban medical mission that would relieve the long lists of over one and a half Chileans waiting for attention and some three hundred surgeries.

The senator said that the initiative would have a temporary character while a local plan to train specialists releases four thousand medical doctors and specialists expected to be formed in the 2015-2018 period.

The proposal has been backed by 257 mayors, representing 75 percent of all the country´s mayors.

(Cuban News Agency)

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