From our Bureau of Great Latrine American Medical Powerhouses
Castro, Inc.’s Public Health Ministry has been hard hit by the massive exodus of over 300,000 Cubans over the past year. Official figures from Castro, Inc. reveal that doctors and nurses account for 10% of that astounding number. Slave doctors sent abroad are not included in these figures.
Among the 31,000 healthcare workers who fled there were 12,065 doctors (I met one of them here in Connecticut a few months ago), 7,414 nurses, 3,246 dentists, and 4,579 technicians.. That’s a total of 27,304 highly skilled professionals. The remaining 3,696 were employees of the Ministry of Public Health whose specialties were not specified.
It must be kept in mind that these are government figures and that the real numbers are probably higher.
And while this is happening, Castro, Inc. keeps sending slave doctors and nurses abroad. What this means is that there must be a severe ever-growing shortage of medical professionals in Cuba. This loss will hit Cuba harder than most other nations due to the fact that Cuba has a very high percentage of elderly citizens.
The rapid and constant aging of Cuba’s population has been caused by two factors: A very low birth rate; and a disproportionate number of young Cubans leaving the island.
Vamos bien! Requetebien.
Loosely translated from Periodico Cubano
The massive exodus of Cubans seeking to emigrate from the Island to improve their living conditions with more economic opportunities and freedoms is also being felt, and strongly, in the Public Health sector, where in just one year the country has lost to more than 31 thousand workers.
According to official data from the National Office of Statistics and Information (Onei), at the end of 2022 in the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) there were 281,098 workers, which means 31,308 fewer than those registered at the end of 2021.
The deficit is divided into 12,065 fewer doctors, since from 106,131 in 2021 there were only 94,066 doctors left as of December 2022. This means a drastic reduction in the indicator of the number of doctors per 100,000 inhabitants, a statistic that for decades had been boasted by the Cuban regime.
Other specialties that have also suffered significant casualties are nurses, with a total of 7,414 fewer than a year ago, 3,246 dentists left the health sector and 4,579 technicians also decided to leave their activities, either to leave the country or get a better-paid job. before the galloping inflation of the national economy in which it is impossible to survive with a state salary.
The figures include all professionals who are members of MINSAP; However, this does not mean that they are currently in Cuba, since there is a large number of them carrying out missions abroad that generate foreign currency for the State.
All this exodus of health professionals occurs in a context of a crisis of medicines and other resources used in hospital care that has serious consequences for the well-being of the Cuban people.
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