PRETORIA, Pretoria, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) About 40 Cuban doctors and nurses have agreed that Zimbabwe’s healthcare system has the potential to offer an effective quality service, according to statements issued on the front page of The Herald newspaper.

The group returned to Havana yesterday after concluding the mission in this Southern African country and will be replaced by a similar team that will continue the work they started in 2014.

When interviewed by the publication, many of its members offered their thoughts on the Zimbabwean health care system, which they praised, although they commented on the importance of introducing some adjustments for its greater effectiveness.

Our experience has been very good and we have worked as we were a family, stated nurse Luis Alfredo Bestot, who said the access to healthcare services in this country are free for the entire population, while it is restricted to children and the elderly in Zimbabwe.

Dr. Felix Tancy, a gynaecologist who worked at the Chitungwiza General Hospital, said that Cuban doctors have shared their experiences with their colleagues in Zimbabwe and in case of pregnant women, they were capable of minimizing deaths due to lack of attention.

Cuba and Zimbabwe have had medical cooperation since the 1980s when young people from this country received education on the Caribbean island. More than 3,000 of them have been graduated in many specialties.