Foot amputations in people with diabetes decreased in Cuba due to the use of Heberprot-P, a specialist said today.
Lianet Rodriguez, national promoter of the Comprehensive Care Program for patients with diabetic foot ulcers, told reporters that Ciego de Avila ranks as the most prominent province of the island using the Cuban medicine, which is unique in the world for treating the ailment.
Some 200,000 patients from the province have benefited from the injected medicine. Yanet Gonzalez, a first-degree specialist in Angiology and Vascular Surgery in the territory, stated that there is at least one health care center in each province where patients with non complex ulcers can acquire the medicine free.
The program includes thorough investigations in communities to allow the early detection of the disease and the rapid implementation of the therapy, she said.