Temexco, Mor. Before coming to Mexican territory, Cuban doctors have already participated in collaborative initiatives in hospitals in different countries. They have worked in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Guatemala or Pakistan, among others, indicating newly arrived specialists who will join hospitals that are part of the IMSS-Kalyan scheme.
Two days after his arrival from the Caribbean, he has been well received by his Mexican colleagues and wants to work “together” to contribute to the health care of the population, dermatologist Ramón González Rodríguez, who arrived with six doctors Told. ,
After concluding an act presided over by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador at the Enfermera María de la Luz Delgado General Hospital in Morelos, Temexco, the Caribbean doctor explained that the group specializes in geriatrics, physiotry and rehabilitation as well as in the field of medicine. anesthesia.
Although he has yet to treat his first patient, he is already clear about the challenges he will face in Mexico: “When one comes to a place, for example in Morelos, one of the main diseases is diabetes mellitus, So are malignant tumors and, above all, liver disease”.
Juan Andrés Echemendi, a specialist in geriatrics, also agrees that consumption habits in Mexico have affected the general health of most of the population.
“Mexico is very different from Cuba because a lot of sugar is consumed here which is not good, a lot of carbohydrates, and eventually it can lead to diabetes and that is one of the diseases that I see affecting Mexico to a great extent. Even we drink a lot of sweet water, and the custom here is to drink a lot of sweet water, and it’s a matter of great concern.”
At the same time, he stressed that “since we are not used to it, we consider it dangerous. In hotels we look for water and there is very little, so we are concerned about that. Those are the lifestyles that need to be changed.” Will happen, but it will take time”.
The task is not new to Direislai Santiago Paz, a specialist in geriatrics with more than 20 years of experience. He was recently in Saudi Arabia on a health mission; Meanwhile, Etchemendy was in several countries of the continent, with stays of between six months and two years.
“We have always been there where it was needed; Where people need the service of the Cuban people, we will be there,” Santiago Paz insisted.