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18 de Febrero del 2000

THE STATUS OF THE HOSPITALS USED BY THE WORKING CLASS; A DIFFERENT STORY FOR FOREIGNERS. By Migdalia Rosado of Tamarindo 34 Human Rights Group, for Cuba Free Press.

Havana.- Children at the Central Havana Pediatric Hospital were fasting from midnight of Feb. 13 to the 14th so as to have daytime surgery on Feb. 14. But then it was 2:00 pm on the 14th and the surgery could not be performed because of a lack of oxygen tanks.

Since nobody seemed to know whether oxygen would be available or not, the children were not fed while awaiting the operations. But then at 2:00 pm, after the entire morning and part of the afternoon had gone by, why did not someone make a decision to at least make some food available for the children?

This is how the wrongly named "medical superpower" works in the "people's hospitals" that supposedly care for grown ups and kids. Of course this "fasting" would never happen with foreigners, diplomats or the government ruling class in any hospital. The excellent care and services that those privileged people receive is easily verifiable. Yes indeed, a foreigner has more privileges than a Cuban, even in the hospitals.

Migdalia Rosado of Tamarindo 34 Human Rights Group, for Cuba Free Press.


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