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December 8, 2010

Cuba to Charge for Healthcare Service Exports

The Cuban Government is planning to charge for some of the medical services it provides abroad in an effort to improve its healthcare system. Only countries that can afford to will have to pay for the medical services, while the services will remain free for poorer countries, according

By cms admin

The Cuban Government is planning to charge for some of the medical services it provides abroad in an effort to improve its healthcare system.

Only countries that can afford to will have to pay for the medical services, while the services will remain free for poorer countries, according to a Public Health Ministry memo.

The move is being made to reduce expenses and contribute to the development of the Cuba’s healthcare system.

As a part of the plan, health workers will be transferred to other activities, and those who cannot be reassigned will be trained and deployed abroad, the memo added.

Nearly 38,000 healthcare workers from Cuba are deployed in 77 countries, most of them in Venezuela.

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