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To: bill1952
Make sure you remind them to take their own medical supplies. In Cuba if you want a sterile needle you have to bring your own:

"Cuban patients also often bring their own sterile bed sheets, hypodermic needles, food and water."

15 posted on 08/27/2012 5:44:55 AM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: freeandfreezing

In the Soviet Union, all patients brought there own bed sheets to the hospital. Those who found themselves in a hospital unexpectedly were often on a bare mattress.


16 posted on 08/27/2012 5:53:34 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American that a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: freeandfreezing

When my wife was in the British hospital with two of our kids, we were required to brings clean linens. Hospital workers in the UK are often on strike.

I’m one of the few Americans who’ve been treated in a Cuban Hospital. We diplomats got treated in CIMEQ (the top Cuban Army hospital in Havana). I was seen by an orthopedic surgeon,probably a very competent doctor. During the exam, it came out that he made about $35 a month. He prescribed physiotherapy. Most of the equipment came from the east bloc and was hopelessly out of date. I was given electro therapy by a woman whose lab coat covered her fatigue jacket; underneath I could read her “Minitstry of the Interior” name tape. It was a bit unsettling to see armed soldiers and Interior Ministry troops in the lobby. In my neighborhood, I was constantly being beset by my neighbors, asking for aspirin and vitamins


24 posted on 08/27/2012 7:03:38 AM PDT by Ax
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