A fresh set of Cuban medical professionals will be flown into Antigua and Barbuda today, November 10, to replace the current brigade.
Reports are that LIAT will be operating a charter to transport the departing Cubans home and to bring the fresh cohort, who will assist in the country’s fight against the COVID-19 virus.
Prime Minister Gaston Browne has indicated that the local health system is strained and its professionals are fatigued from battling the pandemic since March last year.
He added that assistance would be sought from Cuba, which continues to lend its human-resource expertise to a number of affected countries.
Meanwhile, LIAT says this service is part of its commitment to regional development.
It follows a number of flights undertaken in 2020 to transport Cuban medical professionals and university students to several islands.