It had its antecedents in the first hospital founded in Cuba by the Spaniards in 1545, that underwent several changes until becoming the Reina Mercedes Hospital, inaugurated the 8 of February of 1886.... more Later it was called Our Lady of the Mercedes and was transferred to another Place and reopened in 1958. At the triumph of the Cuban Revolution in 1959, this hospital together with the Hospital Calixto García were the only university hospitals in the country and its cloisters emerged the initial cells of the 14 teaching hospitals accredited by the Junta de Gobierno Revolucionario In 1959. The present name was received on December 1, 1960, in a posthumous tribute to the memory of Commander Dr. Manuel Fajardo Rivero, who shared the work of Medical Surgeon and Guerrilla Chief during the Revolutionary War and fell in combat in The fight against bandits in the Escambray, on November 29, 1960. Over time and by the development achieved, several Hospital services disintegrated and gave rise to specialized institutes: the Radium Service became the National Institute of Oncology and Radiobiology, the Endocrinology became the National Institute of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases and the Cardiology became the Institute National Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery. It is the base hospital of the municipality Plaza de la Revolucion and serves a population of 171 437 inhabitants. This is characterized by a regressive population pyramid and high rates of population aging. Thus, the population of the municipality is considered the oldest in the country.
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