Just before Christmas, Minister of Health Dr. Jerome Walcott announced that Barbados would accept Cuba’s offer to provide free eye care to Bajans.
The Barbados Advocate described the deal in a December 13, 2005 article, “Walcott: Barbados Plans to Take Up Cuba’s Free Eye Care Offer”, which said in part…
“Under this programme, the Government of Venezuela would provide free air transportation to Cuba for Caribbean nationals requiring surgical procedures on their eyes, while the world class Cuban medical system would provide free treatment in Cuba.”
“…the world class Cuban medical system would provide free treatment in Cuba.“
Aside from the issue of the Barbados Advocate printing the words “world class Cuban medical system” like some sort of leftist parrot, let’s take a look at the reality of this “world class Cuban medical system”, shall we?
Hospital Nacional – Havana Cuba
Elderly patient sits on bare bed. Feces on the floor.
Air Conditioners Have Been Stolen From Entire Hospital
Hospital Clínico Quirúrgico Joaquin Albarran – Havana, Cuba
Treatment Room Off Emergency Care Section
Washroom Off Orthopedic Section
The Emergency Room
The above photos courtesy of The Real Cuba.
Cuban Hospital For Foreigners – Centro De Histoterapie Placentaria
Foreigners Can Expect Smiling Doctors and Clean Facilities – and the doctors had better keep smiling or they go back to working at the “normal” Cuban hospitals!
The Centro De Histoterapie Placentaria is a modern facility for foreigners with their foreign dollars. Cuban citizens are not welcome.
Which Type of Cuban Hospital Will Bajans Attend?
We would hope that Barbados Prime Minister Arthur would have a word with Premier Castro about Bajan accomodations. After all, Owen and Fidel are…
The Best of Friends…