Just don’t get sick…or pregnant

More on Cuba’s universal healthcare:

HAVAVA, June 2 (Mar?a L?pez, Lux Info Press / www.cubanet.org) – Officials at the Eusebio D?az maternity hospital in the Havana municipality of Marianao closed a ward for lack of nurses.

Recent nursing graduates can look forward to frequent shifts of 18- to 24-hour days, without the necessary facilities, for a salary of 148 pesos a month during the first two years, 171 for the next two, and a maximum salary of 190 pesos, or less than 8 dollars.

Nurse Ana Corea said: “In the Aball? pediatric hospital, there are several wards closed for lack of nurses. We leave because we have to do other things if we want to eat.”

Why so concerned about eating? Every Cuban knows that if you want to eat well, you have to be a tourist.

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