Doha: The Cuban Hospital has seen a sharp rise in the patient visits over the past five years. The hospital recorded 74,331 outpatient visits and 4,536 inpatients in 2017, compared to 256 inpatients and 17,345 outpatients it registered in 2012. The number of surgeries performed at the hospital increased from 259 in 2012 to 3,100 in 2017. It also recorded 677 births in 2017 a major jump from nine births in 2012, according to senior officials at the Cuban Hospital. “Cuban Hospital provides all medical and surgical services in more than 25 specialties.
The country is immersed in an election process that will conclude in April. Granma International explains the keys to the Cuban system. The Cuban election system is different from all others that exist around the world, and is young institutionally. Established in the 1976 Constitution, which took effect on February 24 that year, the People's Power structure has been in place for more than 40 years. Among the elements that characterize elections here is the term unity, essential for the protection of the country's independence.
To be selected in the upcoming second stage of Cuban elections are 605 deputies and members of Cuba's Council of State, including its President and Vice President. As a genuine expression of democracy, the first stage of Cuba's general elections 2017-2018 concluded, this past December 17, with the constitution of 168 Municipal Assemblies of People's Power, composed of more than 12,000 delegates, elected directly and secretly by the population, who participated in a first and second round vote November 26 and December 3, respectively.