May 17, 2022

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Cuban Nursing Day begins

Cuban Nursing Day begins

From this Thursday until next June 3, the day Cuban Nursing DayAn opportunity to get acquainted with the work performed and to discuss further specialization.

This staff is present in all scenarios of the national health system and is made up of more than 85,000 Cubans, about 70 percent of whom are licensed and more than 40 percent work in the first level of care services, said Chief Nursing Anahi Velazquez. Department of the Ministry of Public Health.

During the press statements, he highlighted the performance of these professionals in health achievements in more than 60 years of the revolution, especially in the phase of facing the COVID-19 epidemic, from primary care, PCR sampling, and case. Detection and monitoring of travelers, the red zone, medical battalions and vaccination strategy.

The specialist indicated that among the challenges is achieving greater specialization, and enhancing performance in the field Mother and Child Care Program and Family Physician and Nurse Program Increasing innovation and science-based management.

Idalmis Infante, President Cuban Nursing Association, In this regard, she mentioned that in 1976 nursing began to be considered in the nation as a university profession and since then the discipline has grown in scientific production.

He explained that there are currently in the archipelago about 2,300 specialists, more than 5,200 master’s degrees, and 75 doctors of sciences.

As part of today’s activities for Cuban Nursing Day, They noted that a video conference was held with representatives from all over the country this Thursday and was attended by Dr. Jose Angel Portal Miranda, Minister of Public Health, where the first symposium for the development of specialties was inaugurated.

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In May, there will also be methodological workshops, the exhibition of the first nursing exhibition, a youth meeting with members of the Mario Muñoz avant-garde movement, and the Barrio debate, organized by the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution to recognize the work of Cuban nursing.

The day begins with International Nursing Day, the date chosen to commemorate the birth of Florence Nightingale, founder of modern nursing, and concludes with Cuban Nursing Day, marking the birth of Victoria Pro Sanchez, the first martyred Cuban nurse.