Compulsory Cuban Healthcare Post of the Week

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SANTA CLARA, September 16 (Diolexis Rodr?guez Hurtado, Cubanac?n Press / www.cubanet.org) – Patients at the AIDS sanatorium in Santa Clara complain that due to a shortage of physicians they are not getting appropriate care.

The shortage, they say, has been more acute in the past few weeks after a number of doctors were sent off to Venezuela to participate in the agreement between the Cuban and Venezuelan governments.

In addition, patients say other doctors have requested transfers away from the sanatorium due to the poor sanitary and working conditions there.

Patients quote doctors as saying there are few safeguards against acquiring the disease.