Over the past 12 months, Captain’s Quarters looked at The Mythology Of Cuban Medical Care. Babalu has photos of a hospital in Havana that Castro touted as “one of the most modern and best ones in the country.”
Gentunio‘s got photos:
Photo #13 shows Toma de oxígeno y aspirador en la sala de cirugía menor. La del oxígeno estaba taponada con un pedazo de papel.: Oxygen and aspirator outlets in the minor surgery room. The oxygen outlet was plugged with a piece of paper.
The Real Cuba has more translations.
Paxety fisks a news paper article on the subject of Cuba’s healthcare system.
Nutrition’s a major factor influencing health. Frontpage Mag compares a Cubans’ daily rations as mandated by Castro’s government to the daily rations of Cubans slaves as mandated by the Spanish King in 1842:
The Food Ration in 1842 for slaves in Cuba:
meat, chicken, fish– 8 oz
Rice– 4 oz
Starches– 16 oz
Beans– 4 oz
Castro Gov. Ration since 1962:
meat, chicken, fish– 2 oz.
Rice– 3 oz
Starches– 6.5 oz
Beans– 1 oz.
Additionally, CubaNet has a roster of articles on health care and public sanitation.
As Dr. Sanity says, there’s an
illness of the soul that symbolizes Cuba’s health system.