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Cuban Eye Collaborators Joyfully Leave Paraguay
Cuban health collaborators of the Miracle Mission (Eye Surgery Mission) leave Paraguay with the satisfaction of the well done job and carry in their hearts the affection and gratitude of the poorest population of the country.

The head of that group of donors, Dr. Carlos Alberto Perea, expressed those feelings to Prensa Latina during a farewell offered in this capital by Paraguayan in solidarity with Cuba, gathered in the Jose Marti Association.

After eight years of work, the members of the Miracle Mission will return tomorrow to the island because the Paraguayan Ministry of Health and Welfare decided to terminate a complementary cooperation agreement with the Cuban Medical Services.

That document referred to the creation of an ophthalmology center to care the most vulnerable population, which became effective in 2007 after being benefited with it since 2005 with treatments and surgeries in Havana.

All necessary equipment and staff moved into Maria Auxiliadora, Thomas Romero Pereira district, Itapua department (southeast), at about 480 kilometers from Asuncion, where the work took place.

Since then, the collaborators carried out hundreds and thousands specialized action, among them more than 24,000 surgeries.

For the poorest population were provided consultations, tests eyeglasses and intra-eye lens calculation, laboratory research, surgeries, hospitalization (patients and companions) with free food and drug delivery.

According Perea, only until the end of September specialists performed 1,715 surgeries, 606 more than in 2014 this year.

The Mission or Miracle Operation Mission is a project started in July 8, 2004 at the initiative of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who died in March 2013. / PL.

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