Cuban Public Health Ministry official, Elia Rosa Lemus, presented a
report at a recent parliamentary hearing, in which she informed that a
total of 485,476 patients have been operated on including 290,000
Venezuelans. In her considerations of the programs she stressed that
Operation Miracle, created by Cuba and supported by Venezuela, has
turned into a giant humanitarian campaign.

Lemus noted that one in every 87 Venezuelans has already been treated,
as well as one in every 213 Bolivians and one in every 60 citizens from
Antigua and Barbuda.

The legislators heard about the progress of Operation Miracle included
in the agreements under the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas
(ALBA), which promotes solidarity and mutually beneficial social and
economic development.

The initial eye operations took place exclusively at Cuban hospitals,
but with the objective of extending the program, similar surgical
facilities have been set up in other nations, always under the
supervision of Cuban medical personnel.

Today, 13 ophthalmologic centers are in service in Venezuela, and
similar facilities are providing services in Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti,
Honduras and Bolivia.

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