Health care facilities renovated

During 2015, the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) undertook major renovations to health care facilities, including exterior paintwork, providing innovative equipment, plumbing, electrical repairs, new furniture and increased levels of comfort for patients and staff.

Health Minister Roberto Morales Ojeda made a number of visits to assess the state of completed construction works in the capital, noting that across Cuba 3,514 institutions, including 143 hospitals, 296 polyclinics, 1,983 family doctor clinics, 191 community centers for the elderly, 128 rest homes and a further 773 other centers, have improved with repairs and maintenance.

Dr. Miguel Estévez, director of the Hermanos Ameijeiras Clinical and Surgical Hospital, highlighted the added comfort of waiting rooms with new metallic seating areas, and reported that the clinical laboratory, pharmacy, hemodialysis treatment area, archives, information areas, library and inpatient wards had all benefited from renovation works.

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