Santiago de Cuba, June 8 (ACN) The gratitude of the recovered patients and their families becomes the greatest satisfaction for Jaime Zayas Monteagut, who since April 13 has been assisting those infected with the SARS-CoV 2 virus in the city of Turin, Italy.
Graduated in 1996, the specialist in Internal Medicine has postgraduate courses in Intensive Care and Emergencies and is part of the International Contingent of Doctors Specialized in Disaster and Serious Situations “Henry Reeve”.
For Dr. Jaime, as he is known at the “Dr. Juan Bruno Zayas Alfonso” clinical surgical hospital in Santiago de Cuba, where he works, the confrontation with the COVID-19 in the Piedmont region constitutes his first time within the “Henry Reeve” and an opportunity to reaffirm the principles of Cuban internationalism.
In dialogue with the Cuban News Agency, via Messenger, the physician considers the joint work with the Italian professionals as very positive, while the exchange of experiences allows to validate the procedures of teaching medicine in the Island.
Zayas Monteagut maintains that they apply the existing technology in the hospital without renouncing the clinical method, typical of the Cuban school and of great effectiveness for the diagnosis, and the discussion of the cases, and he emphasizes the empathy of the Latin specialists with the Caribbean ones, due to the preparation of the latter.
Although the individual protection suit becomes uncomfortable when using the stethoscope, a whole odyssey – he says jokingly – is worthwhile because the sick recognize and appreciate the many attentions of Cuban doctors, especially the elderly, the majority in this country with a life expectancy of over 80 years.
As it happened years before, when he carried out his internationalist mission in Venezuela, his wife Vivian Puente Maury, also a doctor, was left in charge of his two youngest children, and one of them is following in his parents’ footsteps, in a sort of tradition to save lives.
While his mother remains in the Songo-La Maya municipality, along with his brother and older son, Jaime Zayas Monteagut is clinging to the idea of fighting the new coronavirus and adding more white ribbons to the “Tree of Peace” in Turin.
(Taken from ACN)