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The head of the medical team that saved the life of the Cuban doctor who became ill with Ebola, signed the Book of Condolences

 The head of the medical team that saved the life of the Cuban doctor who became ill with Ebola, signed the Book of Condolences on the death of Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz. 

Geneva, December 3, 2016. Dr. Jerome Pugin, head of the Intensive Care Unit of the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG), went this Saturday to the Permanent Mission of Cuba to sign the Book of Condolences opened at this venue for the decease of the Historical Leader of the Cuban Revolution. 

Dr. Pugin was the person in charge of the medical team that took care and saved the life of the Cuban physician Félix Báez Sarría, who became ill of Ebola during the fulfillment of an internationalist mission in Sierra Leone, as part of the "Henry Reeve" contingent of Cuban health professionals who fought the disease in West African countries. 

In his dialogue with Ambassador Anayansi Rodríguez, Dr. Pugin emphasized the strong ties of brotherhood that unite him to Cuba, its people and Fidel, of whom he emphasized his extraordinary work to turn a small nation into a world medical power and a leader of cooperation in health matters with other peoples of the world. 

He also stressed that he went to sign the Book of Condolences precisely when the Day of Latin American Medicine is commemorated, which added an additional symbolism to his visit to the Cuban Mission. 

 

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