Venezuela Medical Crisis, Hospitals are Virtually Closed

Posted on August 17, 2014 • Filed under: Economy, Latin America Health, Venezuela

HOSPITALS ARE VIRTUALLY CLOSED reported for the President of the Venezuelan medical Federation, Douglas León Natera, Venezuelan hospitals are “virtually closed”.

In its estimates, 98 percent of them does not operate. “If you see open is because the team strives to fulfill the work under your own risk,” said.

It has, for example, that the maternity Concepción Palacios (world reference in Latin America), who came to attend more than 100 births daily until a few years ago, now only receives 15 and 20 luck. The clinics do not run with better luck.

Cristino García, President of the Venezuelan Association of hospitals and clinics, said that 7 of the 10 major health centers in Caracas reduced their elective surgeries for lack of anesthesia and serum, and that in some areas they use the inventory only in ‘critical patients’.

Despite the problems, García asserts that clinics will also remain open. “Although there is how to meet patients, not close”. Read Article

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