Two Caribbean groups have deemed recent negative statements about Cuban-trained doctors an attempt to deny poor, working class people the opportunity to pursue their dream to become doctors.
This retort is coming from the Cuban Barbadian Friendship Association and the Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration, as they expressed disappointment with Dr Carlos A. Chase, president of the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners (BAMP), for his statement against Cuban-trained doctors.
The statement said, among other things, that those who worked with the Cuban-trained doctors were concerned about their basic lack of medical knowledge, practical skills and confidence examining patients.
“Our movements demand that BAMP apologize to the Cuban-trained doctors,” said David Denny, president of the Cuban Barbadian Friendship Association, which organizes most of the scholarships for Barbadians to study in Cuba.