Surprise! 251 medications are currently unavailable in ‘medical powerhouse’ Cuba

Cuban pharmacy: plenty of slogans, but no drugs

From our Bureau of Latrine American Medical Powerhouses with some assistance from our Bureau of Socialist Social Justice

The president of Castro, Inc.’s pharmaceutical monopoly admitted yesterday that production of medications in Cuba has come to a grinding halt.

According to him, this means that about 40% of the medications manufactured in Cuba by Castro, Inc. are unavailable to those who need them.

Anyone who knows anything about the way in which Castro, Inc. works will immediately conclude that the real total number of “missing” medications has to be much higher than the 251 mentioned by the president of BioCubaFarma. Castro, Inc. never reveals REAL statistics about shortages.

Socialism in action! Let the diaspora supply Cubans with the drugs they need. “Oh, you don’t have any relatives in the diaspora? Too bad. Drop dead and blame the blockade.”

Loosely translated from Diario de Cuba

Dr. Eduardo Martínez Díaz, president of the BioCubaFarma business group, said Tuesday at the Health and Sports Commission of the National Assembly of People’s Power that currently 251 medicines produced by the state biotechnological and pharmaceutical monopoly are unavailable, a critical situation that affects both nationally manufactured and imported products, which represent 40% of the basic table.

According to the official website Cubadebate, the main causes are the non-availability of the raw materials and materials necessary for production -these currently cause 94% of the shortages- and the stoppages in the production plants, due to breakages and maintenance, which affect 6% of these absences.

Martínez Díaz said that “not having the necessary and timely financing for the acquisition of raw materials and materials; and problems for the payment of suppliers, due to the refusal of the banks to work with Cuba, among other reasons” not mentioned as the lack of liquidity that the regime faces.

The measures for the estimated demand for next year, according to the deputy, go through the “establishment of priority levels”, in which “the impact of the drug on people’s health” is taken into account, as well as a “plan to increase export revenues and a financial strategy to minimize” the effects of the embargo.

With a population of more than 11 million inhabitants, in the first half of 2023 only a little more than 1,300,000 units of medicines were manufactured by the different pharmaceutical forms.

1 thought on “Surprise! 251 medications are currently unavailable in ‘medical powerhouse’ Cuba”

  1. The Castronoids do NOT care, since the ruling class is not affected and “the people” might as well be stray dogs. The “diaspora” is simply expected to supply what’s needed, and those Cubans who have nobody abroad to help them are essentially useless to the “revolution” because they generate no real revenue and are a burden to the system–so yes, they might as well drop dead and stop being a problem.

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