After an extensive investment process, the city of Holguín has a metrology laboratory belonging to the Provincial Center of Electro medicine, this will allow the calibration of medical equipment based on established standards.
Luis Enrique Almaguer Velasco, general director of the center, after the opening of the technological facility, valued at about 20 thousand pesos, said that it has the indispensable conditions to assume the function previously performed by the Territorial Office of Standardization (OTN) of the eastern city.
During the last visit by members of the Ministry of Public Health in October 2018, this place, meant for the evaluation of technical components of that sector in Holguín, was certified as one of the best nationwide, said Almaguer Velasco.
The new laboratory, as part of the recently completed social works in Holguín, has an Ohmic ultrasonic power meter, used in the rehabilitation rooms; Fluke pressure gauge for sphygmomanometers; sound level meter, Ophir laser power meter and lux meter whose function is to measure light in an environment, the latter employed in ophthalmology services, explained Ana Ferrer Delá, chief specialist.
Public Health Specialists, legal advisors and leaders of the Cuban Women Federation in Holguín had a meeting with more than 150 pregnant women in the province in the Maternal Home “March 8”.
The pregnant women received educational talks about the right way of breastfeeding so as the sensory, cognitive and emotional benefits of doing so exclusively during the first six months of the baby's life and up to two years.
"It is the first vaccine, since breast milk has all the nutrients, proteins and minerals that are going to help their future development," said María Caridad Charchaval. Then, Katia Gómez Fernández said "we managed to have more communication with our baby and we contribute to health mainly ".
The meeting was attended by Dr. Pablo Feal Cañizares, director of the National Unit for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention of the Ministry of Public Health and Dr. Olga Reville, responsible for the educational aspect of the Mother and Child program in that entity.
The director acknowledged the work of Holguín health promoters and said that "experiences like these should be shared throughout the country, as they contribute to the health of the mother, family and children."
The exchange in the northeastern territory, where there is the largest number of daily deliveries in the country, is part of the activities for the World Breastfeeding Week, which promotes this natural and nutritious food for newborns.
The seventeenth edition of the cultural, sports and recreational Trepada was an important event on this summer in the intricate communities of the Turquino Plan in Holguín province.
The mountains of the East of Cuba are impressive at all times of the year, but during these summer days the rain left its mark on the narrow roads of the Holguín mountain range, where the journey continues as part of the cultural recreational programs.
An artistic brigade, convened by the Government and the Provincial Directorate of Culture, brought the best of its creation to the most distant settlements belonging to the municipalities of Cueto, Mayarí, Frank País, Sagua de Tánamo and Moa, accompanied by workers of the National Institute of Sports and Recreation (INDER).
Marianela Milanés commented that since the end of the school year she had not seen the children of the La Aúya People's Council in Mayarí so happy, until the start of the show starring the Oral Narration Company Palabras al Viento, the Ayala Magician, the Zapya comedy duo and the unmistakable creole rhythm of the Dima group, punto and son.
The days of August are different in these mountains, where the inhabitants decorate a rustic place on the top of a hill and everyone gathers to laugh with the inventions of the comedians or get stunned when Carlos Ayala makes doves appear and disappear.
They also witnessed the romance between Lilo and Nanana, a robust troubadour who fell in love with a naive and passionate donut seller, characters represented by the members of Palabras al Viento, who, with romantic tunes and an excellent stage presence provoked ovations in the audience.
Reaching the farthest geography and presenting first-level works in makeshift stages is fabulous, it creates an indescribable bond with people, said Yensi Cruz Ricardo, actress-narrator.
There are performances by musicians who season these summer days with a repertoire of anthological national themes, including el punto cubano, seguidillas y controversias.
The teacher Mairela Lao, resident of Birán Farm in Cueto, stressed that the cultural Trepada is a unique opportunity, since it allows to enjoy high quality works, especially for children, contributing to their intellectual training.
Each summer a representation of artists from Holguín province travels through several sites of the Turquino Plan so as to bring joy and culture to people who live in intricate places.