Mariela Magallanes, deputy of the National Assembly, denounced the continuous mistreatment of health professionals by the repressive bodies of Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship.
Magallanes revealed that in view of the possibility of contagion, health personnel are given rapid COVID-19 tests. If they test positive, officials of the dictatorship transfer and isolate their relatives, violating their rights.
“The regime uses the FAES and the DGCIM to abruptly search for people in their homes regardless of whether this affects individuals psychologically,” the deputy said through her Twitter account, explaining that officials appear in homes without any explanation and violate citizens’ rights.
The parliamentarian said that patients are not transferred to health centers, as is due process, but are taken to unsuitable facilities, where there is no guarantee of adequate treatment or communication with their families.
“Added to the cruel and inhumane treatment of suspected patients is the attitude of rejection by the community when they see health personnel walking around or in the few public facilities that are functioning,” she said.
The Single Union of Workers of the Ivss (Social Security Administration) in the State of Lara, the College of Nurses of the Capital District and other employees of the public health system at the national level have reported dismissals, selective harassment and suspension of the delivery of work certificates by Maduro’s regime after registering in the program José María Vargas: Heroes of Health of the Legitimate Government of Venezuela.
Congresswoman Magallanes rejected the cruel treatment of health personnel, who are constantly subjected to humiliation by a dictatorship that does not guarantee their safety, adequate food or decent wages.