Monday, December 4, 2017
Havana.- Cuba's healthcare strategy prioritizes rehabilitation programs, which benefit the majority of the population.
According to statistics from the sector, more than one million people have had access to that kind of service in 2017.
Experts say that the data show an increasing trend in services, taking into consideration the population's aging.
In order to provide rehabilitation services, Cuba relies on about 600 centers, 420 of which are in primary care facilities, 49 in elderly homes and 29 in psyco-pedagogical centers.
In addition, there are 280 rehabilitation halls in more than 1,000 faraway zones throughout the country, so all patients can benefit from that service.
Cuba has 844 experts in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and more than 6,000 bachelors and technicians in that medical specialty.