|THIS IS THE FAMOUS 'GREAT AND FREE HEALTHCARE' THAT REGULAR CUBANS RECEIVE|
One of the greatest fallacies about the so called 'Cuban Revolution' has to do with healthcare.
Foreigners who visit Cuba, are fed the official line from Castro's propaganda machine: "All Cubans are now able to receive excellent healthcare, which is also free." But the truth is very different. Castro has built excellent health facilities for the use of foreigners, who pay with hard currency for those services.
Argentinean soccer star Maradona, for example, has traveled several times to Cuba to receive treatment to combat his drug addiction. But Cubans are not even allowed to visit those facilities. Cubans who require medical attention must go to other hospitals, that lack the most minimum requirements needed to take care of their patients.
In addition, most of these facilities are filthy and patients have to bring their own towels, bed sheets, pillows, or they would have to lay down on dirty bare mattresses stained with blood and other body fluids.
therealcuba.com Exclusive: New photos of Havana's Hospital Clínico Quirúrgico de 26
Oct. 2 - These photos were taken in May of 2011 by Julio Muñoz, a Cuban-American who left Cuba 19 years ago and went back this year to visit his family in the island.
During his stay in Havana, he had to take his aunt to the Emergency Room at Hospital Clínico Quirúrico to receive medical care in one of her fingers.
While there, Muñoz took these pictures of the deplorable conditions at the hospital, very different from the hospital portrayed by the liar Michael Moore in his documentary 'Sicko.'
These are the hospitals where Cubans have to go because they do not have the hard currency to pay the Castro brothers, like their foreign patients can do.
Next time some ignorant fool mentions the "excellent and free healthcare" that Cubans receive, show them these pictures.
Another visitor to Cuba experiences Castroscare
Jan. 27 - From an article in Moon Travel Guides (H/T) Capitol Hill Cubans:
A few weeks ago while escorting a National Geographic Expeditions’ 10-day “Cuba: Discover its Culture & People” trip, one of the participants fell ill with a serious dental problem.
I accompanied her to the Clínica Internacional—the foreigners-only International Clinic— Cienfuegos. Cuba’s best medical services are reserved for foreign tourists paying hard currency. This was no exception. An English-speaking doctor saw us immediately.
She identified an abcess and recommended we visit the dental ward at Cienfuegos Hospital. We were transferred in a low-tech ambulance.
The hospital’s broken windows and screens were an ill omen of worse to come: The black ring (caused by a million grubby hands) around the door handle to the dental ward, suggested it hadn’t been cleaned since the revolution.
We were admitted immediately to the ward and seated at one of a dozen stations. The first image took my breath away. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Dental instruments were sitting in a tray that hadn’t been cleaned—not even wiped!—in ages. Literally, my best guess is in months, if not years! A microscopic study might well have revealed every known bacteria under the sun. In Europe or North America, the hospital would be instantly closed as a health hazard. The travelers looked up at me with a mix of revulsion and near-panic.
Fortunately, the female dentist didn’t need to place any instrument in her mouth. Instead, she looked into her mouth and instantly confirmed the abcess, then wrote a prescription for antibiotics, which the international clinic had in stock.
The next day, while walking along Cienfuegos’ main shopping street (El Búlevar), the group paused to peruse the local pharmacy that serves local Cubans. I counted barely a handful of drugs (all locally produced) for sale on the sparsely stocked shelves.
What a study in contrasts!…
The barebones Cubans-only pharmacies. And the foreigners-only pharmacies fully stocked with imported drugs, reminding me of President Jimmy Carter’s admonition (presented live on Cuban TV during his visit to Cuba in January 2001) that Cuba can buy all the drugs its needs from Mexico, Brazil, etc. at prices well below those charged in the United States.
The Cuban government disingenuously tells Cubans that the U.S. embargo is to blame for the critical shortage of basic medicines. How, then, to explain the fully-stocked pharmacies serving tourists, which Cubans never get to see? Clearly, a political decision has been made to not stock the Cuban pharmacies.
Why? I can think of only one plausible reason: It’s great politics in Fidel Castro’s pathological demonization of Uncle Sam. Let’s hope things will soon change under his younger brother, Raúl.
Meanwhile, and more worrying, is the disparity between Cuba’s claims about the excellence of its health-care system and the shocking revelation that it doesn’t even apply standards of basic hygiene. Moon Travel Guides
Another video showing the real conditions of the hospitals in Cuba for regular citizens
Video taken at the Hijas de Galicia Maternity Hospital in Havana, on June of this year.
In any civilized country, a hospital like this one would be closed by the health authorities.
Not even an animal hospital would be allowed to remain open under such filthy conditions.
Fidel Castro would have died years ago if he was forced to go to one of these hospitals.
Next time a Castro apologist, like Michael Moore, claims that Cubans receive excellent health care thanks to the Castro brothers, send him this video.
This is not Auschwitz, this is the psychiatric hospital in Castro's Cuba
March 2 - These photos were taken at Havana's psychiatric hospital, known as Mazorra, in early January of this year and taken out of the island by people who risked their lives to show the world what really is happening in Castro's Cuba.
These are several of the more than 40 patients who died of hypothermia at the hospital, when temperatures near freezing hit the area where Mazorra is located.
These patients died because of the negligence of those in charge of this hospital, and after they died, hospital officials threw them on a table, one on top of the other, like bags of garbage at the local dumpster.
This is the fantastic healthcare that Cubans receive, according to Michael Moore and other useful idiots.
Patients are treated worse than animals. It is the cruelty of that brutal regime that has been oppressing the Cuban people for more than 51 years, while the dictator murdering and oppressing Cubans is referred to as "president," and embraced by Latin American leaders who were democratically elected.
Many show marks that indicate that patients were beaten before they died.
The hospitals where they didn't take Michael Moore
The photos at Marina Azcuy were taken by Adela Soto and Luis Alberto Pacheco Mendoza.
The ones at Quinta Covadonga were taken by someone who wants to remain anonymous.
This sign reads: "In Cuba, an old age secure and dignified" But is it true?
These photos were taken at the Hogar Provincial de Ancianos Marina Azcuy in Pinar del Rio province by independent journalists Luis Alberto Pacheco Mendoza and Adela Soto.
The first four photos below, were also taken at the Marina Azcuy facility.
They were taken at the Hogar Provincial de Ancianos Marina Azcuy in Pinar del Rio province.
In September of 2004, one of Sweden most influential newspapers, Dagens Nyheter, published several of these photos in an article about healthcare in Cuba for elderly people.
The other one was taken by a tourist who was recently in Cuba. Click on the images to enlarge.
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