The independent Cuban lawyer Sergio Osmín Fernández Palacios denounced President Miguel Díaz-Canel before the United Nations for preventing patients with coronavirus from being treated in the exclusive clinics of 43 and for foreigners, despite the intensity of the pandemic that has already caused 6,140 deaths and 729 thousand infected, according to official figures.
The complaint, addressed to Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, lists the clinics forbidden to Cubans, attaching photos, despite the hospital collapse and the acute shortage of medicines that the island suffers.
Fernández asks Bachelet to issue a statement urging the Cuban government to allow medical care for nationals in those clinics, and demands that the “naivety, hypocrisy and complicity” with the Cuban government’s errors and injustices cease.
The 43-year-old clinic, in the Kholy district, cares for members of the Political Bureau of the ruling communist party; and the main military chiefs, who also receive medical care in special rooms at CIMEQ and at the “Carlos J. Finlay” military hospital; while international hospitals, like the “Cira García” only receive diplomats and tourists.
Recently. Cubans denounced the collapses of care in the hospitals of Holy Spirit, Baracoa and San Antonio de los Baños; while a group of farmers donated five air conditioning units to the main living room. Pinar del Río Intensive Therapy, which lay dormant amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Another vital deficiency is the shortage of medicinal oxygen, with the aggravation that the Cuban Industrial Gas Company reported that it will take at least two months to restore the necessary medical oxygen distribution levels in the country’s health centers.
We need your help:
Like you, thousands of Cubansthey read and support the independent journalism of CiberCuba. Our editorial independence begins with our economic independence: no organization in any country finances CiberCuba. We make our own agenda, we publish our opinions and we give voice to all Cubans, without external influences.
Our newspaper has been financed until today only through advertising and own funds, but that limits what we can do. This is why we ask for your help. Your financial contribution will allow us to carry out more investigative journalism actions and increase the number of collaborators who report from the island, while preserving our editorial independence. Any contribution, big or small, will be very valuable for our future. From only $ 5 and with just one minute of your time you can collaborate with CiberCuba. Thanks.