[Marxism] Al Jazeera: "Cuba's state-run system has been praised, but many specialists now fear they are falling behind international standards"
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Tue Jun 19 04:21:24 MDT 2012
Very few Cubans still are permitted to travel abroad (assuming that they want to return to Cuba, that is), unless on official missions.
That is yet another harsh reality of the Revolution which is conveniently overlooked by Castroite apologists.
El pueblo armado jamas sera aplastado!
From: Juan Fajardo <fajardos at ix.netcom.com>
To: Mr. Goodman <godisamethodist at yahoo.com>
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2012 7:23 PM
Subject: [Marxism] Al Jazeera: "Cuba's state-run system has been praised, but many specialists now fear they are falling behind international standards"
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"If there is one thing for which Cuba has received praise over the years, it is the Communist government's state-run healthcare system.
Much of this praise is well-deserved. Despite its scarce resources, Cuba has one of the world's lowest infant mortality rates - just slightly lower than that of the US. Life expectancy is 77.5 years, one of the world's highest. And until not so long ago, there was one doctor for every 170 citizens - the highest patient-per-doctor ratio in the world. [...] And the benefits of this healthcare have not only been felt by Cubans."
"Cuban specialists complain that they do not have the same opportunities to travel, to attend conferences and to read journals on the latest medical advances as their peers in other countries. They feel, probably correctly, that they are falling behind.
Over the years, I have heard many complain about the deteriorating quality of the services offered. One of the problems is that no small number of Cuban doctors have left the country looking for better opportunities abroad. They are considered deserters."
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