More than 4,000 Panamanians have benefited from Operation Miracle
HAVANA â€” Operation Miracle has benefited thousands of low-income Panamanians who would not have been able to obtain operations in their own country, Camilo Alleyne, Panamanian health minister, told Prensa Latina.
The official expressed his satisfaction at the implementation of the program, which has benefited more than 4,000 people by restoring their eyesight.
After arriving in the Cuban capital, Alleyne also said that his government has a joint project with Cuba for establishing an Operation Miracle headquarters in Panama. This will allow patients to receive their operations in their country, and with the experience that Cuba brings, it will also be a good opportunity for Panamanians and for the Central American region, he said.
Panama is undergoing a process of transformation in this sector, and exchanges of knowledge and technology are contributing to something that is more important than health, which is human solidarity, the minister said.
Alleyne is also president of Health Agenda for the Americas, a continent-wide agency to which Cuba also belongs. (PL)