12/26/13 - Prensa Latina - Cuban Doctors Care for Evacuees in Brazilian State
26 de diciembre de 2013, 10:21Sao Paulo, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Doctors of
the program More Doctors provide their services voluntarily to the evacuees
in the town Serra, in the west of the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo,
for 10 days affected by heavy rains.
They are 11 doctors of primary health care collaborating with firefighters
and rescue workers in shelters and in the most affected areas of the
territory of 46,318 inhabitants.
According to the Municipal Department of Social Services, the Cuban doctors
work Saturday and Sunday as volunteers and serve 15,000 unsheltered of this
An article in the daily Gazeta on Line from Vitoria, the state capital,
reveals that physicians were distributed in several shelters located in
schools and other public facilities.
"The population needs a lot of care and we reached the municipal health
secretary to work and care for evacuees," said the Cuban doctor Gabriel
Lordello, quoted by the newspaper.
Serra is among the 50 municipalities declared a state of emergency due to
flooding of large parts of the territory and the dangers of collapse of
houses built on hillsides and gullies.
Heavy rains, floods and landslides killed 21 people and over 50,000
evacuated in 50 districts of the state of Espirito Santo.
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