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Cuba: nino de 11 años muere por negligencia médica

El 15 de marzo del presente año Frank Ernesto Enrique Rivera asistió a su escuela y sobre las 12:00 del mediodía llamaron a sus padres porque el pequeño no podía aguantar más un terrible dolor de cabeza. Inmediatamente sus padres lo llevaron para el policlínico del pueblo de San Juan y Martínez y el medico les dice que hay que llevarlo al hospital pediátrico provincial Pepe Portilla.

Seis horas después todavía no había llegado una ambulancia o un carro de apoyo para transportar este caso. Ya desesperado el padre del menor al ver que su hijo se agrava busca ayuda para llevarlo por sus propios medios.

Al llegar una de sus manitos empieza a tornarse más blanca que la otra y comienza su piel a presentar manchas rosadas o hematomas, lo pasan a terapia y en la camilla el menor vomita dos veces flemas de sangre. Después de 45 minutos en terapia el niño sufrió un paro cardiaco y murió el día 16 a las 8 a. m.

Aunque se desconoce con certeza la causa de la muerte el médico afirma que murió de meningitis fulminante. Este tipo de meningitis progresa con mucha rapidez por lo que es importante el diagnóstico temprano y un rápido tratamiento para prevenir secuelas graves y evitar la muerte. Frank Ernesto murió porque el primer médico no diagnóstico la enfermedad, por el atraso de horas de la ambulancia y porque cuando llegó al hospital provincial no le diagnosticaron el mal hasta que murió.

Se corre la noticia de que hay otros niños en estado de gravedad y hay pánico en las familias con hijos. Esta es la Cuba que el castrismo dice que es una potencia médica cuando en realidad cada día estamos peor en todos los sentidos.

Por Leodan Suarez Quiñones, Defensor del Pueblo, Representante de la Comunidad LGBT en el Occidente Cubano y Delegado del CID en San Juan y Martínez, Pinar del Río.

“Let’s save Proscopio Cabrera’s Life”

March 13, 2017

To: Oficina de Atención a la Población del Poder Popular Provincial de Pinar del Río (Population Attention Bureau of the Pinar del Río Provincial People’s Power).

From: Arelis Rodríguez Silva. Address: Localidad “La Nilda”, Río Feo, San Juan y Martínez, provincia de Pinar del Río

Subject: Total neglect of citizen Proscopio Cabrera Guerra which threatens his life.

I hereby address this government body very concerned about the situation of total neglect affecting, in my community, citizen Proscopio Cabrera Guerra, which threatens his life.

For more than four years this citizen has been confined to bed as a result of two strokes which rendered him invalid for the rest of his life, besides suffering from hepatic cirrhosis.

Since then he was helped by his wife, who for private reasons left him on his own since February. Presently, Proscopio has no relatives to look after him and is living alone in his house which is in a very bad state and lacking all that is necessary to be able to care for his health and lead a normal life.

For you to have an idea, he lives in community shelters together with other families who were affected by the 2002 cyclones. His house has only one room, has no drinking water or toilet, for food he depends on the few neighbors who lend a friendly hand and for bathing he must request help from them and wait for someone to pity and help him.

Presently, Proscopio’s situation is critical and he is in very poor health, he has big sores on his body, his personal hygiene is awful, he is completely malnourished and runs the risk of catching an infection that could end his life. Proscopio needs special care, good nutrition and excellent hygiene which he cannot obtain at home or from his neighbors.

All population organizations have knowledge of this problem and until now they have not solved the problem. On the contrary, they have ignored the cry for help from Proscopio and his neighbors.

Be aware that it is the Cuban state’s duty to immediately attender citizen Proscopio’s problem. It is unacceptable to hear on television that your revolution leaves no one destitute, and today Proscopio, who has worked all his life for the Cuban State finds himself in this condition and the government bodies do nothing about it.

Enough indolence and lack of respect for the Cuban people, and let it be very clear to you that, should anything happen against his life, you will be responsible, and all the blame will fall on your shoulders.

Waiting for an urgent answer,

Arelis Rodríguez Silva. People’s Defender and CID delegate in La Nilda, San Juan y Martínez, Pinar del Río.