Paris, October 21 (RHC)-- French solidarity organizations loaded this week a container with medical equipment and materials to support Cuba, a donation that will arrive on the island in November, said Jean-Michel Gramond, one of the promoters of the initiative.
In statements to Prensa Latina, the president of the Montpellier Cuba Solidarité association said that on Tuesday, the container was filled in the southern city, aid that it will arrive in the second half of next month.
The shipment destined to support Cuba's efforts in the fight against Covid-19 includes, among other means, 21 electric beds for hospital use, 12 tables for medical examination, 16 wheelchairs, two stretchers, rehabilitation equipment, and 16 thousand sanitary masks, a shipment valued at more than 20 thousand euros.
Gramond considered it very important for the organization he presides the opportunity to contribute with a necessary aid for the island and highlighted the role played by the Humanitarian Platform of the Hérault department and by Cuba Cooperación Francia, the organization that processed the donation.
He also acknowledged the contribution of Montpellier City Hall in the filling of the container.
The president of Montpellier Cuba Solidarité took advantage of the context of the shipment destined to the health sector to reiterate the firm condemnation of the economic, commercial, and financial blockade of the United States against the Antillean nation; a policy intensified in times of the pandemic.