Tribute to Laura Pollan in Santa Clara on her 66th Birthday / Yesmy Elena Mena, CID

Homenaje a Laura Pollán en Santa ClaraSANTA CLARA, Cuba.- Members of the Cuban Independent and Democratic Party (CID) paid tribute to Laura Inés Pollan Toledo on  the 66th birthday, 13 February, at one of their sites in the city of Santa Clara.

Ada Olimpia Becerra Fuentes, who represents the CID, in the Brisas del Oeste neighborhood in that city, said that 16 opponents met and shared memories of the deceased Laura, with a framed photo and a bouquet of gladioli.

In commemoration of her they sang the National anthem, held a minute of silence in her memory, and read a document referring to the leader of the Ladies in White written by her husband, Héctor Maseda.

14 February 2014

Elderly Protest Lack of Medical Specialists in Santa Clara / Yesmy Elena Mena

SANTA CLARA, Cuba, 13 December 2013 Yesmy Elena Mena / Yesterday morning, at the 20th Anniversary Polyclinic, a group of elderly patients protested before the clinic management because of the cancellation of clinic hours, according to Adelaida Salazar Reyes.

Salazar Reyes, 68, lives on San Miguel Street in this city. She reported that for the second time the cardiology clinic at the 20th Anniversary Polyclinic was cancelled because of lack of specialists.

The nurse who worked alongside Doctor Carlos Torres, whose clinic it is, told the patients that he will not be working this coming year, according to Mrs. Reyes.

Edilio Llanes Fonseca, affected by the situation, told this newspaper that the center’s management responded, “There are no doctors.”

This reported called the Office of Municipal Health and was able to talk to Dr. Ana Maria, who works as a secretary to the director, Juan Jose Pulido, who was in a meeting, but the secretary said she don’t know anything about the matter.

The Cuban government, in its State policies, states that Cuba is a medical power and guarantees medical care in every corner of the island.

The 20th Anniversary Polyclinic is located on San Cristobal Street at Jesus Menendez, in the Raul Sancho neighborhood, Santa Clara, Villa Clara.

Cubanet, 13 December 2013