Saturday, March 27, 2004

Cuba: The best health care system in the world

"We have free medical care, even if it isn't the best, but, what do we do if we don't have medicines, which are the ones that really cure us?" said Raúl García, summing up the predicament Cuban patients often face.
At the pharmacy located at the corner of San Rafael and Marqués González Streets, in central Havana, which is where the prescriptions of the showcase Hermanos Ameijeiras hospital are filled, a clerk said they had no antibiotics or pain relievers because the "pharmaceutical industry lacked a chemical ingredient."


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