Cuba, well known in St Lucia for its many health services, including the Milagro miracle eye project which has assisted over six thousand St Lucians at Victoria hospital, continues to lead the world in the medicine field as they introduce yet another health product.
Earlier this week Her Excellency Lydia Gonzalez Navarro, first female Cuban Ambassador in St Lucia hosted a press conference at the embassy in Gros Islet, to introduce a team of Cuban scientists who were here to launch a new homeopathic cancer treatment. While here, the team held meetings with officials from the ministry of health and the private sector. The scientists are from the Labiofam Group, the arm of the Cuban government responsible for the production and handling of health products made in Cuba.
This visit of the team of three was specifically to launch Vidatox 30 CH, a cancer fighting medication made from the venom of a breed of scorpion indigenous to Cuba. For 200 years native Cubans have used this venom as medication for various ailments, but over the past 15 years, Dr Caridad C Rodriguez Torrez and a team of Cuban scientists began an in-depth investigation into that breed of scorpion and they found that it contains five peptodes armed with the ability to inhibit the growth of tumorial cells and induce cell death, with this potent quality and its analgesic and anti inflammatory properties, Vidatox was created, “it can greatly improve the quality of life for even terminal cancer sufferers the researchers said. The team discussed the potential of the use of Vidatox 30 CH in St Lucia, “as a natural substance with no side effects, and since Vidatox is made from natural ingredients it will be available over the counter.” In answering questions from members of the press on the effectiveness of the product Dr Caridad added “Vidatox is effective on over thirty types of cancers, we have tested it on thirty thousand patients with very positive.”
Vidatox was officially registered in Cuba in May this year, and is already in use in Asia, Europe, Latin America and now in the OECS starting in St Lucia.
—by Marius Modeste