The cost of a computer training program in Cuba, a country that has the world’s most advanced medical infrastructure, has doubled in the past year.
In 2017, the average cost for a Havana training program was $1.2 million, according to data from the government.
At the same time, Cuba’s government has launched a $1 million program to train doctors in the United States.
But with the recent increase, many Cuban doctors are not seeing a significant increase in the cost of their programs.
The average cost of an annual training in Cuba in 2017 was $4,000, according the Cuba Association of Medical Colleges.
That’s up from $3,800 in 2016.
In some cases, the increase was even larger.
In 2016, a Havana medical center trained 60 doctors for $2.2 billion.
In 2018, it trained 40 doctors for a total of $3.6 billion, according data from Cuba’s National Health Institute.
And a number of Cuban hospitals are still using the previous $3 million budget to train their doctors.
“For the most part, the government is not increasing training prices for doctors,” said Josep González, an expert on Cuba’s medical system at the University of Havana.
“The government is just doing what it can, and if the health care system is in a good state, then it’s probably a good idea to keep training the doctors.”
Cuban doctors in New York, meanwhile, are struggling to keep up with the cost.
The number of doctors practicing in New Jersey jumped from 12 to 23 between 2016 and 2017.
A few hospitals in New Brunswick, New Jersey, are currently using the $1-million budget to help train doctors.
But other doctors are struggling, too.
In New Jersey hospitals, the number of practicing physicians has been cut by 25 percent since 2016.
That means fewer doctors are available to work in hospitals that were once fully staffed.
“We are losing the ability to work on a daily basis, because there are no more doctors,” Dr. Pedro Vidal, director of medical care at the New Brunswick Hospital, told the New York Times in December.
“It’s not that we don’t have doctors; we just have fewer doctors in this country.”
And doctors are now seeing their salaries drop even further.
In October, doctors in Brooklyn received a raise of $4.60 per hour, up from the previous pay scale.
That hike is also happening in Miami.
In September, a $8.80 raise was also handed out to doctors in Miami and New Jersey.
Miami’s salary has gone up $1 to $11.50 per hour since 2017, according, the Miami Herald reported.
And while salaries in New England have remained relatively flat, salaries have gone up in Miami at a rate of about 40 percent.
“In the last five years, salaries in the Miami area have increased by 40 percent, New York by 40, Hartford by 40,” Dr J. Scott Borman, an assistant professor of medicine at Dartmouth College, told Newsweek.
“That’s really troubling.”
But even in Miami, salaries are not keeping pace with the increase in doctors.
A Miami doctor, who wished to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation, told Reuters that the average salary of a Miami-area doctor in 2018 was $12,000.
And he believes the salary increase is too high.
“This is a lot of money, but if we were paying them in their native currency, then we’d be in trouble,” he said.
“I’d prefer that doctors pay in dollars.
It’s not the best situation for them, and it’s certainly not the situation for the patients, either.”