Austrian Ambassador in Cuba Grateful for Attention to Injured Tourists

Delia Proenza

Austrian Ambassador in Cuba Grateful for Attentions to Injured Tourists (Photo: Vicente Brito / Escambray)Austrian Ambassador in Cuba, Gerlinde Paschinger, acknowledged the support and attention received by the Austrian tourists injured in a traffic accident last April 2, in Jatibonico, Sancti Spiritus.

During a visit paid to the Camilo Cienfuegos University Hospital, the ambassador learned about the condition of each of the patients, and talked with some of them.

16 People Injured in Jatibonico Traffic Accident Discharged from Hospital

Photos of the Site of the Accident in Jatibonico

“Here in the hospital attentions have been very good, they have been very professional, and the patients are very grateful for that. I want to thank everyone involved in the care provided to the injured tourists. They were very impressed by the rapid assistance in the city, and by the medical staff of the hospital”, said the diplomat.

She explained that there were 8 Austrian citizens involved in the accident, three of whom remained hospitalized in the institution; one is in critical condition and the other two are reported as seriously ill. “The rest left for Varadero, from where they will return to Austria”, she added.

According to Dr. Manuel Rivero Abella, director of the health institution, three other patients were discharged this morning from the Ward 4C (best known as the Foreigners’ Ward), where only nine —six of whom are German— remain.


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