Montserrat Premier Joseph E. Farrell welcomed 13 Cuban medical professionals on July 21 that will support the fight against the pandemic in the British Overseas territory.
Health Minister Charles T. Kirnon thanked Cuba for its support during the COVID-19 pandemic and highlighted the role of the doctors, who will serve a quarantine period before starting their work.
The brigade, made up of eight nurses and five doctors, specialists in anaesthesia, internal and general medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, will work alongside Montserrat’s health personnel for three months.
The Health Ministers in Cuba and Montserrat signed a cooperation agreement a month ago, that allowed Cuban medical professionals to work on the island. With this group, there are 44 Henry Reeve Contingent brigades providing humanitarian aid around the world, in an effort tackle the virus.