In relation to the export of medical personnel Whatsapp Mobile Number List from Cuba abroad, the Mesa-Lago findings indicate that although the number of doctors for the period 2007-2017 increased by 21%, setting a new record in 2016 with 90,161 new doctors, a Once the 40,000 doctors sent abroad in 2017 are subtracted, this significantly reduces the number Whatsapp Mobile Number List of doctors working on the island to one for every 224 inhabitants, almost at the level of 1993, the worst year of the economic crisis that followed the collapse of the bloc. Soviet. The contraction was worse in the case of specialists, a large part of whom went to work abroad. (The author is Whatsapp Mobile Number List personally familiar with the case of a friend whose colonoscopy was improperly performed by a technician assigned to replace a specialist who had been sent abroad.)
Mesa-Lago adds that the export of doctors has Whatsapp Mobile Number List had a particularly negative effect on the family doctor program, a very successful program created by the government in the 1980s, which was reduced by 59% in the period Whatsapp Mobile Number List finish worsening the already serious problems affecting the health system due to the decrease in the number of doctors remaining in Cuba, there was a 22% drop (not necessarily associated with the doctor Whatsapp Mobile Number List export program) in health personnel from other categories, such as technicians and nurses, based on Mesa-Lago's findings in that same study
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