The US State Department has imposed visa restrictions on Cuban officials responsible for exploiting and forcing doctors to work for foreign medical missions in Cuba. This was reported on the website of the US Department.
Doctors are forced to work for a long time without rest in dangerous conditions, the statement said. Health workers also receive a “meager salary” and their movement around the country is limited, the state Department said.
According to us authorities, Cuban authorities held doctors ‘ passports and monitored some of them outside working hours. In addition, they were forced to provide medical care as a “political tool in exchange for assurances of loyalty.”
“Any healthcare program that coerces, endangers and exploits its practitioners is fundamentally flawed,” the State Department said in a statement.
Earlier, on September 19, Washington decided to expel two employees of the permanent mission of Cuba to the UN. According to the State Department, diplomats engaged in activities “detrimental to US national security.”
Later, US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced the imposition of sanctions against the head of the Communist Party of Cuba, Raul Castro. The reason for the restrictions was Castro’s support for the regime of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro.