Havana has sent nine more doctors and paramedics to Chile to help earthquake victims and survivors there, taking the total number of Cubans involved in the aid effort to 45.
A medical brigade of 27 doctors and nine reinforcement staff that arrived days after the devastating February 27 quake has established a temporary hospital in Rancagua.
The fresh contingent, which brought 12 tons of medical equipment and aid over the weekend, is already working at the Cuban hospital, which has a capacity of 20 beds and boasts x-ray, intensive care, surgery and orthopedics facilities.
Brigade leader Juan Pablo Andux said that his team specialised in emergency situations.
Dr Andux explained that the team had plenty of experience in healing disaster victims, having previously served in Pakistan, Indonesia, El Salvador, China, Peru, Mexico, Bolivia, Guatemala and other developing countries.