Cuba restores eyesight to over a million

Well, this is the kind of thing that this guys do to gain followers and defenders. I am happy for everyone that benefits with this program. How I could not? It is a shame that the poor people from Cuba and Venezuela does no get access to this. Someone like Michael Moore will fall completely on this tramp. Will go and say, woao this guys have the best medicine in the world, everybody must be happy in Cuba and Venezuela or they are really un-thankful. Nope, that is not how it works. This is propaganda, this generates supporters, ambassadors of the “system” and generates positive images to everyone else reading the news. But if you want to know the truth, you should go to Venezuela and/or Cuba and walk in the city, and do not ask questions (people is afraid) OPEN your eyes, OPEN your ears and tell us what you see. Come back and tell us … “I was in Cuba and escape from the hotel to the real city, and this is what I saw… “

Havana, Jan 14: More than a million people in 31 countries have regained their eyesight under the Operation Miracle programme jointly sponsored by Cuba and Venezuela, Spain’s EFE news agency reported Monday.

Under the unique programme, which was launched in 2004, a total of 1,003,238 patients have undergone successful eye surgery by the end of 2007, according to a statement by the Mariscal Antonio Jose de Sucre Hospital in the Cuban town of Jagüey Grande in the western province of Matanzas.
Operation Miracle is part of the Sandino commitment, which sees both Venezuela and Cuba coming together with the aim of offering free ophthalmology operations to an estimated six million people in Latin America and the Caribbean by 2016.
It is currently active in 49 centres with 82 surgical facilities where 876 professionals of different medical specialities lend their knowledge and skill.
The project is also part of ALBA (Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas) agreement signed between the two countries in 2004, under which Venezuela supplies oil to Cuba and gets medical facilities in return.
Cuba sends hundreds of medical staff and teachers to Venezuela as per the deal, but its opponents have accused the Cuban government of sending the doctors for political purposes.
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