Day 8. 5. April. Health care in Cuba.
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Biking from Ariamo to Trinidad 50 km.
Health care in
We had a transfer to
On our tour we passed a village healthcare clinic, and we were invited in and given information about
As I`m working in the Norwegian healthcare system I found this very interesting.
All healthcare and medicine in
The problem for the Cuban citizens is the loss of medicine because of the blockade. This is reducing the value of the healthcare system that the people in
Norwegian goes to medicine school in
With the increase of tourism the healthcare system is facing problem to keep the medical staff in medical care. The salary is low and medical educated people leave their jobs and start working with tourism.
This is not a problem just for the healthcare, teachers, engineers and other high qualified persons choose to work with tourism because they earn more money working with tourists.
Not that the salary is higher but because of the tips the tourists gives them.
A teacher earns about 18 convertible pesos (1 dollar is 1 convertible pesos) pr month.
I do not blame them, but I`m worried about the future of the children in Cuba; Will they have enough teachers, medical staff, engineers and high educated people to build the country in the future.
There have to bee a change of salary for those who choose to take high education.
The biggest industry in
Hopefully there will bee a change in the Cuban society. Hopefully Raul Castro will make a difference.
After the visit at the lokal clinic we hit the road. Biking in 30 celsius make you warm, so we decided to have a break and a short swim in the Caribbian.
We had our lunch at one of the small local resturants.
Just before arriving Trinidad we loaded our bikes in the bus. We had a few hour in Trinidad befor our bus brought us to our hotel.