Overwhelmed by the Pandemic, Panama Will Hire Foreign Doctors from Cuba and Elsewhere

The president of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, had announced in August his government’s intentions to hire Cuban doctors.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Panamanian government announced on Tuesday, December 15th, that it will hire doctors from Cuba and other nations to combat the pandemic, which has overwhelmed the country’s health system, which has the highest number of COVID-19 infections in Central America.

“The national government has made the decision to bring foreign doctors from the United States, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia and Cuba,” reported the Minister of Health of Panama, Luis Francisco Sucre.

The president of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, had announced in August his government’s intentions to hire Cuban doctors, but withdrew after local criticism and . . .

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