Monday, January 8, 2018
Havana.- Cuba's healthcare care system executed a broad program of investments in 2017 that consisted of some 9,000 projects.
In that regard, 52 inpatient wards, 12 emergency units, 26 outpatient areas, 14 operating rooms, 15 clinical laboratories and 15 imaging services were remodeled.
Other remodeling works benefited 298 polyclinics, 1,649 family doctor's offices, 27 dental clinics, eight maternal homes, 275 pharmacies, 20 blood banks, 131 elderly clubs and 89 elderly homes.
In addition, 6,153 pieces of medical equipment were acquired, totaling 24,317 over the past four years.
In 2017, minimally-invasive surgical techniques were used to treat cancer in the colon, rectum, pancreas, larynx, bladder, skull base, lungs and kidneys.
Surgeons performed 454 organ transplants, 19 more than in 2016, including 198 kidneys, 22 livers, 34 bone marrows and 200 corneas.