The lives of patients with cancer and other serious diseases are shortened by lack of care and treatment in Cuba. Desperate cries for help on social networks expose dangerous situations and the struggle of affected people to leave Cuba using a humanitarian visa that will save them.
Gina Sao is the mother of Yenisley Perdomo, 37, who is suffering from breast cancer with bone and liver metastases, and there is no cure.
Sao published a MESSAGES on Facebook addressed to Cuban-American congressmen María Elvira Salazar and Marco Rubio, hoping to obtain humanitarian visas so that her daughter can receive care in the United States.
“This murderous dictatorship killed my daughter. He was sick with cancer and did not receive any treatment. You need an urgent humanitarian visa. I don’t want to lose my 37-year-old daughter due to lack of medical care.. In his last confession they almost killed him. “His health is getting worse every day,” he wrote.
Cubans on social networks got two this week medications needed by a two-year-old girl with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and they disappeared in Cuba.
The activist Diasniurka Salcedo Verdecia, who raised the alert about Liz’s small case, published on her Facebook profile that the drugs were located in a pharmacy in Mérida, Mexico, and asked for support to buy them and send them to Cuba..
Liz then needed Ifosfamide and Etoposide to complete her treatment. with a cost of 300 dollars in a Mexican pharmacy.
The girl “is a twin and her younger sister needs her. You can support her in different ways, make a monetary donation, share this publication and pray for her health. We have Zelle and PayPal account,” he wrote.
“If anyone knows how to help him or arrange a humanitarian visa, please, we would appreciate it.” he added.
Cuban journalist Héctor Lázaro González, who suffers from chronic kidney failure in the terminal stage, also urgently needs a blood donation due to the decrease in his hemoglobin.
The journalist Mónica Baró Sánchez, a friend of González, said in a publication on her social networks that the young man was admitted to the Hermanos Ameijeiras Clinical Surgical Hospital and his hemoglobin was six, so he needed the fertilization.
“Blood donation of any kind is needed. The hospital changed it. “It’s in Ameijeiras, room 7B, bed 22. Say they came to donate for the HLGA patient,” Baró said.
González, 39, suffers from chronic kidney failure in the terminal phase and has recently undergone two surgeries.. Requires undergoing a peritoneal dialysis (PD) program, however Cuba’s supplies are insufficient to accommodate new patients. He is processing a humanitarian visa, as he told the platform GoFundMe.
In June he asked for help to get a humanitarian visa that allows you to travel to the United States and access special treatment. Baró Sánchez explained in a Facebook post that they raised more than $11,000 for the processing of his visa and his trip to the United States, but his situation has become complicated.
“There is a doctor who will write to my friend Héctor. We just need a sponsor and continue fundraising,” said Baró.
Melba Rosa González, mother of the sick journalist, asked for help for her son. “He is still young and wants to continue. Please, someone who can sponsor him, A Church, an association, someone, please. My son will be spoiled, we are grateful for life. Many blessings to everything and thank you very much.”
The president of the state pharmaceutical monopoly BioCubaFarma, Eduardo Martínez Díaz, said this September that Cubans, who are currently paying exorbitant prices on the black market for drugs not found in pharmacies or hospitals they see “an improvement” in the production of “some.”
As published on the official portal Cuban debate, It is possible to finance and acquire the necessary supplies to continue the production of 16 drugs that are in the production cycle and will be distributed soon..
In another group of “funded” whose raw materials are “pending arrival” in the country, cytostatics with “side effects” appear to endanger the lives of cancer patients.
The Cubadata project measured with a survey the public health drama in Cuba, which Cuban authorities they often blame the US embargo.
The data revealed in the survey is so extensive that it points to a humanitarian crisis. Cubadata shows that there is a clear trend towards greater difficulty in accessing medicines in Cuba. More than half of the Cubans surveyed (55.8%) described access to medicines as “impossible.” If we add to them those who declared that they had “a lot of difficulty”, 80.3% of the population consulted faced serious problems in obtaining the medicines they needed.
Speaking of possibility of getting medical attention, Although the percentage of people who find it “impossible” to get it is lower (23.2%), it is still worrying. If we add the respondents who say they have “a lot of difficulty”, it is concluded that 57.6% face serious obstacles in obtaining medical care.