Cuban Doctors Are Desired in Colombia, But Are Barred by Government

The Colombian government of President Iván Duque rejects the proposal to allow a Cuban medical mission to work in the country.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The mayor of the Colombian city of Medellín, Daniel Quintero Calle, has addressed a letter to Cuba and four other countries asking for help in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

He expressed his wish for "help and solidarity from a medical team" from Cuba, according to the letter to the Cuban ambassador in the Colombian capital Bogotá, José Luis Ponce. The capacity of the intensive care units in the city had "already collapsed before the pandemic began," he explained.

There were only "118 intensive care specialists, an insufficient number to ensure the care . . .

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