“What medical power are you talking about?”

“What medical power are you talking about?”
“What medical power are you talking about?”

A Cuban expressed his indignation on social networks due to the shortage of antibiotics and anti-inflammatories in pharmacies Matanzasquestioning the quality of medical care in Cuba.

Carlos Martell Diaz60, reported on Facebook that pharmacies lack these drugs, preventing him from accessing the medications necessary to heal a wound on one of his legs since last Sunday.

There is nothing in this polyclinic or in the hospitals, and we are still a medical power, until when are they going to say that?“, he said, questioning Cuban public health, since in the healthcare center where he is treated, they only treat his wound and he cannot do more due to the shortage of supplies in pharmacies.

“No antibiotics have arrived this week,” the man warned, explaining that now he must buy the medicine he needs in the informal market, where it can cost up to 1,000 pesosaccurate.

In his complaint, this man also highlighted the deficiencies of the public health system by mentioning that there are no reagents available at the polyclinic to perform diabetes testswhich has prevented him from determining whether or not he suffers from that disease.

Furthermore, Martell denounced the lack of freedom of expression in Cuba by stating: “You say something and they want to put you in prison”. He also noted that if he does so, he runs the risk of being branded as “problematic” and “terrorist”.

He emphasized that he is not a terrorist; He is simply a Cuban citizen fighting to save his leg in the middle of the deep economic crisis affecting the country.

If they cut off my foot I will be an invalid in this country“said Martell, who also denounced that, like other pensioners, he would only receive a checkbook of 1,500 pesos, an insufficient amount to cover basic needs in Cuba.

And you become a dog lying in a sack“he said, making a sad comparison of what it would become if it were to happen.

Finally, he pointed out that he does not owe anything to his country or the government, since, at 60 years of age, he is still working.

The shortage of pharmacies adds to the long list of problems that affect Cubanscausing frustration and discomfort among citizens.

An elderly Cuban woman reported last May that you have to spend the night outside pharmacies in the hope that, the next day, they will be able to get the medicines they need.

Facebook screenshot / Carmen Pérez Martín

Carmen Perez Martin She shared a photo on her Facebook profile in which she is seen sitting on a stool in a doorway, while waiting for her turn. Very close by, another elderly man with his head down is also waiting. “Many slept outside the pharmacy to see if we can get the medicine we need. Life is only one and we are from queue to queue. And we continue to hold on,” she lamented.

In the province of Santiago de Cuba, the regime intends resolve the shortage of medicines by prioritizing the development of natural remediesofficial sources reported.

A report broadcast by the Tele Turquino channel defended the manufacture of medicines of natural origin as a “less invasive solution to treat ailments,” without mentioning the reasons for the drug shortagewhich forces affected people to increasingly resort to these remedies.

 
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