A Cuban denounced this because of medical negligence after arriving at the Gilberto Marquetti Polyclinic in Candelaria, Artemisa, with a heart attack.
Susan Aportela Parra said in a lengthy Facebook post that her father came to the polyclinic on August 7 with precordial pain, and no doctor had even guessed that he was having a heart attack.
The woman explained that the doctors didn’t have papers to do an electrocardiogram on her father and eventually discovered that the man had osteochondritis, a joint disease in which the bone under the cartilage of a joint dies due to a lack of blood flow.
“Unfortunately and with great pain in my soul, today I have to say farewell to my father from afar, without being able to do anything to get to Cuba in time. For those who didn’t know him, my father was a wonderful man of inexhaustible, honest feelings, a tireless fighter,” said this Cuban, who lives in Castries, St. Lucia.
“He’s the most communist and revolutionary man I’ve ever met, and he’s dying in the worst way a person can die who gave up his life in the hope that one day the revolution will arise and change,” he added.
The odyssey of this man suffering a heart attack continued on the 11th, when, at the insistence of his daughter and because of the persistent symptoms, he returned to the polyclinic.
“Well, they sent him home with the same pain and the clear picture that he was having a heart attack, and on the afternoon of the 11th, my brother returned with him to the polyclinic, where the doctor, seeing that the pain was very severe, decided to do it “Do the electro that they told her in the morning that there was no paper”, continues the story of this Cuban who asks why there was paper at some point and not before.
“Why wait for the patient to arrive and die? Then they saw the heart attack. I asked why they didn’t do the EKG in time; maybe they could have done something else. I don’t have the words to express my great pain. “I mourn the loss of my father,” he adds.
Aportela Parra believes that government propaganda, which never tires of repeating that Cuba is “a medical power”, is wrong.
“This medicinal power of which you speak no longer exists, and without fear, I say that it never existed. There are only people who like their job and know how to give everything when a patient gets into their hands; they are people who give their lives.” Until then, there is nothing left for the patient to do, and the family is satisfied that everything is settled. “I will remember my father as the great man he always was, but unfortunately today I say about the health system in Cuba, they didn’t show me anything; they let my father die,” the complaint concludes.
Medical Negligence Complaints are becoming more common on social media since the collapse of the Cuban public health system.