From April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 the estimated economic damages to the Cuban health system due to the U.S. blockade surpassed $87 million USD
Doctors and medicine students denounced this during the public hearing of the Health and Sports Commission of the National Assembly to show the damages of the economic, commercial and financial siege against Cuba.
The president of the parliamentary commission, Jorge Gonzalez, said that the effort of doctors to face these limitations is the key to the success of the Cuban health system.
‘To have a health system that responds to the development of science in today’s world, it’s time that the unjust economic blockade should end,’ he said, according to Granma newspaper.
The director of the Women’s Editorial house, Isabel Moya, said that policy ‘cannot be treated with regrets, but with complaints’.
From the Institute of Oncology and Radiology located in the capital, the journalist, who is receiving medical treatment at that institution, stated that the blockade prevents more specialized care.
Medical student Ariadna Palmero said that the measure imposed by the United States since 1960 has prevented the Cubans from accessing to digital libraries with specialized information and exchanging with students and professionals from the United States.
Cuba will present on November 1, at the United Nations, the report on resolution 71/5 of the UN General Assembly, entitled ‘The Necessity of Ending the Economic, Commercial and Financial Blockade Imposed by the United States of America against Cuba.’