Havana’s Ameijeiras – Hospital or Wholesale Yard?
Havana’s Ameijeiras: Hospital or Wholesale Yard?
August 4, 2015
By Fernando Ravsberg
The Hermanos Amejeiras Hospital in Havana. Foto: wikipedia.org
HAVANA TIMES — These days, Havana’s Ameijeiras Hospital looks like an
enormous wholesale yard selling building materials. The employees of the
company now repairing the building offer to sell people just about
anything, from cement to wash basins – all new and top quality,
according to the would-be vendors.
If anyone at the Ministry of Health one day begins to wonder why the
repair of health centers proves so costly and dysfunctional, the answer
can be found at Havana’s largest hospital, turned today into a veritable
black market hub for building materials.
Just as near tobacco factories, one need only walk near the Ameijeiras
to be showered with offers. You have to be blind – or in on the profits
– not to see how these people pocket the money the country is devoting
to improving public health.
Source: Havana’s Ameijeiras: Hospital or Wholesale Yard? – Havana
Times.org – http://www.havanatimes.org/?p=113033