Cuban doctors, healthcare costs, medical immigration …

As a physician, our priority is to work and focus on our health. In doing so, it is possible to go to social events and focus on the political economy of health. I should add that this method is instructive.

During a recent patient interview, I learned that he had the same problem 40 years ago and was treated by Cuban doctors. Like all those interested in the political economy of health, I could not remain indifferent to the speech of the “Cuban Doctor”.

My patient was in Libya to work in the eighties. For this he was acquainted with the Cuban doctors. Cuban physicians are known to be interested in Africa, especially Che Guevara. Thus I learned that Cuba is reaching not only sub-Saharan Africa but the rest of Africa.

Cuba, with a population of just over 10 million, is a country at first glance. However, when it comes to health, Cuba’s surprisingly large growth surprises most people, but not those who are interested.

Sixty years later, Cuba is not only self-sufficient in health. It radiates light to all Spanish-speaking neighboring countries. Young people from many countries return to their home country to study medicine in Cuba. Patients from countless countries around the world are treated and cured in Cuba.

In addition, Cuban advanced health technology is the manufacturer of many medical devices and equipment, especially vaccines. Calling him a seller should be avoided. In this context, Little Giant Cuba shares what it makes with everyone who needs it. Cuba doesn’t have to worry about profiting from this and similar productions, even if it’s under siege.

In the last epidemic, when developed (!) And civilized (!) Countries did not hesitate to confiscate many medical equipment, especially the masks of others, it should not be forgotten that Cuban doctors and health workers were the first to go for help. Italy, which was initially devastated by the epidemic.

When I was about to attach the article, I came across an information which made it inevitable for me to continue the article.

Health expenses

I was quite surprised to see one of the 10 requests made to the public on the Turkish Medical Association’s website, “Increase in Health Expenditure”. However, I know that those who know the health system of Cuba under the roof of TTB are not missing. It is a very clear and simple situation that not only health expenditure is increased for building a healthy society.

In other words, the important thing is not to spend too much, but to spend wisely and appropriately.

If money spent on health is seen as an important determinant of health, then no country in the world can pour water into the hands of the United States. The per capita health expenditure in the United States is over 10,000 10,000. The fact is, if we hadn’t seen Americans (blacks and Hispanics in the first place, of course) in the first months of the last epidemic, we would still be able to take care of it, but it would cost “a lot of money for health.” A useful business.

Once the disease occurs, its treatment will inevitably be costly and difficult. However, both immunizations through vaccines or other immunizations prevent the person from being harmed and enable them to manage the process cheaply.

To bring the word to Turkey.

As is well known, what has been done in the last 15 years in the field of health is a source of pride for those who rule Turkey today. The “inadequacy” of health care has evolved into “abundance” with the health transformation program. However, over time it has become clear that this abundance is not qualitative, but quantitative. The understanding that is reflected in the President’s words (for the physicians) today is “let them go” on the way to hitting the wall.

There is no doubt that financial investment in healthcare will benefit those who turn this business into a source of income.

Health growth has reached staggering numbers, with 100 million applications for emergency services and 800 million annual appeals to physicians. No wonder the quality has crashed where the quantity has increased so much. During this process, per capita health expenditure has naturally increased. With the recent currency crisis, the number sharing in USD will be confusing. However, it is understood that per capita health expenditure in TL terms is close to 3,000 TL. Even in this case, it can be said that it pushed the 2000 USD limit.

Aside from the example of the United States or a developed European country, Turkey’s experience shows that per capita health expenditure cannot be considered as a source of positivity on its own.

The success of the process that has turned little Cuba into a health giant must be seen in the success achieved through limited but well-planned spending.

Doctor Migration

The “migration of physicians” that began before the brutality of “let them go” stemmed from the negligence reflected in the healthcare environment and the fact that the costs in this case flowed into the pockets of those who earn from it, those who do not. To strive and strive. Labor has become worthless. The pressure of work and the inevitable violence that accompanies it have gone down in history as the reason for accelerating this transition.

Let’s go back to the founding year of the Republic.

Dr. Saadi Irmak, who also sat in the chair of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey, was sent to Germany for his specialist training, which was not possible in Turkey at that time, with the following words from Atatুrk:

“We are sending you as embers. We hope you will return to your country as a force of fire.” That expectation was met. None of the troops the republic sent abroad were there. He returned to the country. He did not fail to serve.

What’s happening now?

After a lot of labor and expense, the trained doctors left the country as ‘Anger Cubes’. Expenses incurred for them are disposed of by their conquering countries.

It is inevitable to see the events from this side.

I can’t help but ask if there are any who say these things to those who say, “Let them go.” What we feel is just the result of looking at health as a technological phenomenon.

In short, a human / life-oriented approach to health is essential.

How and for what purpose you spend is more important than how much you spend.

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