Upon reading CB’s sad yet erotic story about the Cuban health care system, I started to reminisce about my own brushes with the Cuban medical system.
Like most everything else in my life in Cuba, my story is pathetic funny.
I developed a cavity on one of my baby teeth, so I had to get it pulled. So, they dragged me to the “policlinico” to get the tooth yanked and they wound up pulling the wrong one.
After that, I kept getting horrible sore throats and the doctors told my parents that I needed to have my tonsils removed to which my father replied “Are you crazy? You may take out his appendix instead!”
But there was this one nurse…….
Anyway, check out this video of a tourist getting his stitches removed.
The lack of modern equipment and hygiene are astounding for the XXI century, but I really admire the professional attire on the nurse..
A Short visual tour of Cuba's Free and Universal "Healthcare" System: