London, 11 February 2022- A shipment with more than 37 thousand ampoules of the muscle relaxant atracurium to be used in patients in need of mechanical ventilation arrived in Cuba as a result of a new donation from the Solidarity Campaign (CSC) in the United Kingdom.
This is the fifth consignment of medical supplies that has arrived in Cuba since April 2021 through financing from the CSC to support the country's efforts facing the Covid-19 pandemic. Previous consignment have included parts and pieces for pulmonary ventilators, as well as syringes, backpacks and cryotubes that were used in the clinical trial of the Abdala vaccine, known as Ismaelillo, in children aged 2 to 18 years.
CSC has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds over the past two decades for Cuban health sector and emergency projects, and has also supported the Island through donations of school materials and other supplies. The efforts of its members in the last two years to raise funds and overcome the negative effects of the unjust and inhumane blockade imposed by the U.S. has been extraordinary.
Another solidarity appeal was launched earlier this month by the CSC and the National Education Union in the UK to raise funds and supplies for Cuban schools.
In a message to this mission, the deputy director of the FARMACUBA Import-Export Company, Liss Llanes Otero, thanked the Campaign for the recent donation.
At the same time, the Embassy of Cuba takes this opportunity to ratify its gratitude to all the members of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, unions and friends in the United Kingdom who have contributed through their donations to Cuba's battle against Covid-19.