The First Vice President of the National Assembly, Juan Pablo Guanipa, spoke about the great hospital crisis that threatens the lives of patients in Venezuela.
Guanipa reported a shortage of almost 50% in emergency rooms in Venezuela, while wards have a percentage of 32.59% in just the month of December 2019.
“In Venezuela, 100% of the public hospitals have a shortage of supplies, which prevents them from providing the medical services required by Venezuelans,” he said.
“The lack of supplies, the failure of water and electricity, and the violence in the hospitals have worrisome figures. With a total of 164 events throughout the year, which means one death for every two days,” he said.
The parliamentarian added that the National Survey of Hospitals showed that in December 2019, 43.59% of hospitals had serious electrical failures, with an average of 235.8 hours of failures per week.
“This shows the laziness and indifference of a regime that does not care about the health of its people,” said Guanipa.
The parliamentarian insisted that the regime does not care about the health of Venezuelans by destroying the country’s electricity system.
“The patient who is connected to a respirator, the one who needs to be moved in an elevator, the one who needs to have a CAT scan, all of them depend on having electrical power in the hospital,” he said.