WE ARE DEFINITELY STRONGER TOGETHER: A BOEING 767 FROM CUBA HAS LANDED WITH A TEAM OF 38 DOCTORS AND NURSES IN TURIN TODAY.
By Angelo Conti & Francesca Giannotti
This morning at 9 am, a team of 21 doctors and 17 nurses have landed at the Caselle airport of Turin in order to help the Piedmont Region fight Covid-19 until the sanitary crisis requires them to. The “brigade”, who has been immediately tested, is made of highly competent operators that are specialized in dealing with emergencies, and will be operating in the new temporary sanitary structure of Turin designated for Covid-19 patients. This is an incredible act of solidarity and international collaboration.
The major of Turin, Chiara Appendino, the President of the Region Alberto Cirio, the Prefect Claudio Palomba and the Cuban Ambassador Josè Carlo Rodriguez Ruiz welcomed the team this morning when the plane first landed. Everything has been possible thanks to the team of Specchio dei tempi, who has organized the trip, and the support of Lavazza.
The Ambassador, Josè Carlo Rodriguez Ruiz explains: “Solidarity is ingrained in our culture. Our sanitary brigade has arrived in humbleness, in order to support the Italian doctors during this emergency. We have sent brigades in 21 countries across the world because we believe that we need to face this challenge together in order to win it. This is all that Cuba has to offer. Now, we need to get to work. Our doctors will be offering their experience and knowhow in support of the Italian healthcare”.
“We are extremely grateful to Cuba and the doctors and nurses that have volunteered to help during this harsh time”, states the Alberto Cirio, President of the Region. “I also wish to thank the Farnesina, the Minister of Healthcare, the National Civil Protection who have supported this initiative, and mainly Ambassador Ruiz who has helped when in contact with the Cuban government while exposing our request. – he continues – A special thanks also goes to Specchio dei tempi and Lavazza who have promptly organized everything to make this happen”.
As a sign of gratitude, Ambassador Ruiz stopped by at La Stampa to gift Specchio dei tempi with a Cuban flag. Marco Zatterin, deputy editor-in-chief of La Stampa and Lucia Gallo, representative of Specchio dei tempi, have welcomed him and presented him with two boxes of Peyrano Chocolates from Turin. Once again this couldn’t have been possible without the support of the people, companies and entities who strongly believe in our work.
HOW TO DONATE
It’s a very difficult time, but everyone can help Specchio. Donations can be done by Paypal or credit card on our website here, or through bank transit by registering it to Specchio dei tempi, via Lugaro 15, 10126 Torino, IBAN: IT67 L0306909 6061 0000 0117 200, Banca Intesasanpaolo; BIC/Swift: BCITITMM, or on the Global Giving platform.