Cuba is providing to send doctors to extra nations battling the coronavirus. However, do not settle for their assistance, the US State Department says. As well being care programs worldwide are strained to the purpose of collapse, Cuban well-being care “brigades” have been invited to help medical employees in Italy, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Suriname, Jamaica, and Grenada. On Tuesday, Cuban officers launched a video of a subject hospital its well-being care staff had in-built Lombardy, Italy, one of many areas hit hardest by the coronavirus.
However, the State Department desires countries to rethink asking Cuba to assist in combating the coronavirus pandemic. “Cuba presents its worldwide medical missions to these stricken with #COVIDー19 solely to make up the cash it misplaced when nations stopped collaborating within the abusive program,” tweeted an account for the US State Department Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor on Wednesday. “Host countries in search of Cuba’s assist for #COVIDー19 ought to scrutinize agreements and finish labor abuses,” the message mentioned.
The latest requests for assistance by different nations have marked an abrupt turnaround. Cuba noticed heaps of medical doctors despatched house from medical missions in Brazil, Ecuador, and Bolivia lately, after the US criticized Cuba’s medical help packages, accusing them of exploiting well-being care employees and spreading propaganda. The State Department didn’t instantly reply to a request for a remark.
Cuba provides some nations free medical help out of solidarity, whereas different nations pay for the providers. The employees who deploy sometimes obtain solely about 20% of the salaries the international host locations pay for his or her help — a diminished wage, however far more than Cuban doctors earn in hospitals again house, the place a high wage is about $60 a month. The Cuban authorities have stated it retains nearly all of the abroad salaries to finance the island’s free well-being care system.