The world celebrates World Health Day and amid the exponential healthcare collapse in Venezuela because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Venezuelan ambassador to Costa Rica, María Faria, recognized the invaluable contribution of doctors, nurses and healthcare workers who face grueling days in collapsed hospitals lacking even basic supplies.
“Despite the adverse circumstances with which they work, from the Venezuelan Embassy in Costa Rica we say thanks to all healthcare personnel that from any space and in the face of the worst threats, continue to offer their knowledge to safeguard the lives of patients. They are the heroes of the Venezuelan people,” said Faría.
The Venezuelan diplomatic representative insisted on the need to implement the immunization process of the entire Venezuelan population without exception, with the resources approved by the legitimate National Assembly for the purchase of vaccines through the COVAX fund of the World Health Organization.
“Actions are urgently needed to guarantee the right to healthcare that the dictatorship has taken away from Venezuelans. It is imperative that the actions by Nicolás Maduro’s regime that hinder the entry of vaccines into the country cease. The health of citizens must prevail over the petty actions of a regime that manipulates the healthcare crisis in its desire to continue to remain in power,” she declared.
Faria regrets that the number of people killed by this disease continues to increase, including 430 healthcare professionals, while reminding the international community that the only possible solution to the generalized crisis that threatens the lives of Venezuelans requires institutional restoration and the rescue of democracy through free, transparent and verifiable elections with the support and oversight of the International Community.