US Prevents Medical Supplies From Reaching Cuba

The Cuban government looks for alternatives and efforts to procure the necessary supplies for urgent or prioritized cases
The Cuban government looks for alternatives and efforts to procure the necessary supplies for urgent or prioritized cases | Photo: Telesur

The statistics show that in a time period from 1961 to 2019 the prejudices exceeded US$922 million.

Feb 17 (teleSUR) The U.S. blockade has affected the Cuban Health services by cutting the supplies entering the island natio, the Director of Trade for the MediCuba Company S.A.,  Solainy Fajardo said in a statement on Monday. 

In an interview with local newspaper Juventud Rebelde, the functionary said that Cuba is compelled to buy these medical resources in distant markets located in third countries, which increases the import costs of medicines and other products as reactive, medical instruments, disposable material, equipment, and spare parts.

In addition, U.S providers are restricted from selling these medical appliances to the Import and Export Company of Medical Products of the Ministry of Public Health in Cuba, MediCuba,  the expert said.

El canciller venezolano, Jorge Arreaza, en un comunicado del 5 de febrero, también acusó a Guaidó de vender su patria por su “vergonzosa” complicidad con el mandatario norteamericano, y tachó a Trump de “charlatán soberbio” que pretende dominar su país y el mundo entero por medio del engaño y la fuerza. En enero del año pasado, Guaidó se autoproclamó mandatario interino del país sudamericano en un intento por desbancar del poder al Gobierno legítimo del presidente Nicolás Maduro, pero, transcurrido un año, no ha podido lograr su objetivo. EE.UU. y sus aliados le han reconocido como mandatario de Venezuela, ya que Guaidó sirve a los intereses de Trump y sus amigos. Revelan reunión secreta de EEUU para derrocar a Maduro El líder opositor, en un esfuerzo por conseguir ayuda para derrocar a Maduro y violando la prohibición de abandonar el país que pesaba sobre él, viajó a EE.UU. y a algunos países occidentales que lo reconocen como “presidente encargado”, y el 5 de enero fue recibido en la Casa Blanca por Trump, quien hasta el momento ha mostrado su pleno apoyo a la oposición y ha prometido “aplastar” a Maduro.


The economic, commercial and financial blockade that the U.S. maintains against the Caribbean island endures with new legislation and proclaims emitted by Trump administration. For instance, the sale of leading technology is not authorized for the health sector and the U.S. only grants licenses if the use and purpose of the equipment can be monitored. Besides, those products that Cuba is allowed to get must fulfill the control, and classification requirements established by the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Administration Regulations.

The statistics show that in a time period from 1961 to 2019 the prejudices exceeded US$922 million. Also, form April of 2018 to the same month in 2019, the Public Cuban Health sector had affectations for US$104 million, a figure that exceeds US$6 million in the prior period.  However, the Cuban government looks for alternatives and efforts to procure the necessary supplies for urgent or prioritized cases, as patients with cardiac conditions.