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Benefits for people with severe disabilities in Holguín
Person in a wheelchair in a section of the Boulevard in the city of Holguín. Photo: Amauris  Betancourt
The delivery of means of support has favored 200 people with severe disabilities in the province of Holguin in 2017, one of the highest concentrations of these patients nationwide

This program is one of the works of the Cuban Revolution in favor of this sector of the population, as part of the benefits to contribute to its social, cultural and labor insertion and counteract the sequelae caused by cerebral palsy, quadriplegia and other conditions.
Omar Romero, member of the executive of the Cuban Association of Limited Physicists-Motors (ACLIFIM) in the territory, told the ACN that among the main means provided wheelchairs, sticks of one, two and three supports, and crutches.

These components are essential for the displacement of its users, which is why children and adults with a work relationship are prioritized, he said.
Ana Margarita Aguilera, resident in the provincial capital, highlighted the quality of the complements and the effort of the ACLIFIM to respond to the needs of its members.

Ramón Díaz indicated that sometimes he has had difficulties with his wheelchair, but the problem has been solved.

Ivonne Pérez, mother of a disabled child, said that she has had the best attention from the people in charge of delivering the means of support and great concern for the well-being of her child.

In the eastern territory there is a specialized orthopedic shoe workshop, where people with enlarged or shortening of lower and upper limbs, and sequelae of accidents, are treated.

With information from Eileen Molina Fernández (ACN)

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