Skip to comments.Cuban doctors treated private patients in public hospitals [interrogated by police]
Posted on 07/21/2012 4:14:47 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
A number of Havana doctors, nurses and others are under investigation for allegedly treating paying patients in public hospitals and running post-surgery recovery rooms in private homes,...
...The case highlights the growing reports of low paid Cuban medical personnel treating patients who pay under the table to receive better care than what they can receive from a deteriorated public health system the islands only legal alternative.
Cubans living in South Florida often pay in dollars to improve the care of relatives on the island,...or undergo medical procedures themselves during visits to the country to avoid the high costs of U.S. health care.
One exile living in the United States said his family paid $500 so that his father-in-law could recover after surgery for peritonitis at a private home, with full-time nurses and a hospital-type bed. He asked for anonymity because the arrangement was illegal.
The private clinics may not meet all the proper sanitary conditions, but I dont doubt that they have better conditions than many public hospitals,...
.....a Havana physician and dissident who arrived in Miami last month, said the under the table medical treatments have long been the day-to-day reality for Cubas medical personnel and public hospitals.
Surgeons earn about 600 pesos per month about $21 and hospitals often must ask patients to bring their own bed sheets, soap and light bulbs. Nurses make extra money by giving injections at home, and dentists charge under the table for anesthetics.
Last year, 13 administrators and staffers at Havana psychiatric hospital popularly known as Mazorra were sentenced to five to 15 years in prison for the death of 26 elderly patients during a cold snap in 2010. The personnel had allegedly stolen food, blankets and medical supplies that had been earmarked for the patients.
(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...
Wonder what that ‘Sicko’ Michael Moore says about this?
treating patients who pay under the table to receive better care...
STOP right there! There IS no better medical care than Cuba's. It is impossible. This article is all lies!
Interesting that you should ask....
Michael Moore Calls U.S. 'Violent Nation' in Wake of Shooting "Having spent much time in the Aurora/Denver/Littleton area over the years, I am too sad about this most recent tragedy to comment at the moment, other than to say this:
I fear anthropologists and historians will look back on us and simply say we were a violent nation, at home and abroad, but in due time human decency won out and the violence ceased, but not before many, many more died and the world had had its fill of us."
If Obamacare is upheld, this is exactly where our medical system will wind up.
That's the communist line. The more equal fly in doctors or leave the island prison for their health needs. Shhhhh....
Was Jabba the moore amongst the patients?
Pizza The Hut, lol.
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