Cuban Doctors Going To Help Out – Thank God
From The Nation News (with not one question by the esteemed journalists of The Nation News as to how it is that “first world Barbados” has 300 blind and going-blind Bajans suffering on a never-ending “waiting list” for cataract operations – but we have no problem finding the money for lots of new roads & flyovers) …
THANKS TO THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT, relief will soon be coming to more than 300 patients on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s waiting list for cataract operations.
This was one of the major agreements coming out of the fourth meeting of the Barbados/Cuba Joint Commission which met in Barbados over the last two days.
Barbadians will benefit from Cuba’s Operacion Milagro (Operation Miracle), a programme which gives free eye care to thousands of people throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
Through the programme, Barbadians will be able to travel to Cuba to get eye care at its free facilities and Cuban opthamological specialists will also come to Barbados to bring specialised screening equipment and assess patients for treatment.
… read the entire article * (link here)
***** Bye the way… the Cuban eye operations will not start until March of 2008.
Have You Ever Been To Cuba?
Wonderful people who have nothing, yet will share anything and everything with strangers. It is perhaps because most folks are poor that things have become less important than people, friends, family and relationships.
I hate the communists, but I love the Cubans and I hope they can survive when their Berlin Wall falls – because they will be like little children thrust into the real world. (Coming Soon, Folks!)
Our Second Favourite Writer Named John Comments…
I say “second favourite writer named John” because my favourite fellow named John was a wild man who ate honey from bees. Here is what my second favourite fellow named John has to say about Cuba looking after our blind and sick…
There is an entire wing of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital donated by Lions International in the early 1990’s. It is called the Lions Eye Care Centre. It was intended to have helped people from all over the Caribbean. So much for good intentions.
It ended up being an embarrassment because Government could not find the budget to operate it!!
It is unbelievable that a free gift to the Government and people of Barbados and the wider Caribbean could be unutilised. And we actually have something called CSME!!
With a bit of imagination, Barbados could have helped some of the 500,000 people who have been helped in Cuba and the gift from Lions International used to its fullest effect, as it was intended.
Everytime I see Bajans going to Cuba for eyecare it makes me mad that The Eyecare Centre is not being utilised. I cannot believe the waste.
Guess GEMS, Greenland etc etc. had first call on resources.
It is nothing short of scandalous.
Bye the way, Lions International is based in Chicago, .. USA!!
post by Cliverton… I’m back in the USSA
“…Been away so long I hardly knew the place. Gee, it’s great to be back home. Leave it til tomorrow to unpack my case. Honey, disconnect the phone…”