Thursday, June 8, 2023

Cuban mom explodes over lack of stitches for her girl with colostomy: “I can’t take it anymore”

A Cuban mother blamed the country’s authorities for the health condition of her daughter, a six-year-old girl who had a colostomy that could not be closed due to a lack of stitches.

Lily Vega, as she identifies herself on Facebook, said her daughter would be six years old to have a colostomy, which could not be performed because of a lack of medical supplies in hospitals.

Desperate, the woman confirmed that she could not take it anymore, that she had gone to all the institutions involved with public health and that the problem had not been resolved.

First, he offered to bring stitches, and the hospital said it could not accept supplies without knowing where they came from. Then they assured her that they would accept the things that the woman had brought but later they told her that they had already entered the medical center and they would operate.

“Well, it turns out that was never the case, I went to the provincial health center last Saturday with the head of the Maternal and Child Care Program (PAMI) and the provincial pediatrician and they told me that because of a new law I can’t get stitches” he explained.

On Monday, May 15, the woman went to the Council of State, and from there they brought her again to the provincial authorities.

“I ask, if I can’t carry the stuff, if they don’t have it, how many more years will my daughter have to carry a bag of shit on her stomach. How long?” she questioned.

Earlier, Vega had asked for help in obtaining colostomy bags, which are also in short supply in hospitals across the country.

His case is not the only one, with complaints on social networks indicating that thousands of Cubans are currently suffering from deficiencies in the island’s health system, which has lacked supplies and medicines to care for patients for many years.

Recently, Cuba’s official journalist Betsy Anaya lamented that the Children’s Hospital in Central Havana does not even have stitches to attend to medical emergencies.

A professor at the Center for the Study of the Cuban Economy explained in a Facebook post that a child under the age of 3 who had broken his jaw and was bleeding could not be treated at the aforementioned medical center because there was no There was no suture.

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