Trinidad: 58 more Cubans hired by Health Ministry

Terrance Deyalsingh

(Trinidad Express) The Ministry of Health continues its recruitment drive of medical professionals from Cuba with the recent intake of 58 specialist healthcare professionals.

According to a Health Ministry statement, this ongoing recruitment is part of the Ministry of Health’s overall strategy to address the shortage of appropriately qualified and experienced health professionals in the public health system.

This is the second batch of Cuban nationals who have been integrated into the public health sector for 2019.

As with their predecessors, they have been contracted for a period of three years to fill vacancies that have not been filled by qualified nationals.

Of the fifty-eight healthcare professionals in this cohort, eleven are pharmacists and forty-seven are nurses who specialise in the fields of Neonatology, Haemodialysis, Oncology, Obstetrics, Neurosurgery, Paediatrics, Community, Emergency and Intensive Care.

These nurses and pharmacists are currently undergoing a one-week orientation and will join their colleagues at the Regional Health Authorities. The Ministry of Health continues to steadfastly move towards the delivery of first class healthcare to the public, with the recruitment of qualified professionals a key part of that goal.

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