This Monday, the president of the National Assembly’s border sub-committee, deputy Karim Vera, alerted the world to the situation that Tachirenses are suffering as a result of the constant blackouts in the entity, reaching the point of claiming lives, as what happened recently at the Central Hospital of San Cristobal, where allegedly respirators didn’t start up today four families mourn.
Vera reported “we have sectors that spend entire days in darkness, the situation is unlivable, inhuman, with the presence of COVID-19 everything is more complex and so we have been denouncing it. In the healthcare centers there are patients connected to equipment that does not have independent electric power and therefore stop working. How many lives must be extinguished in order to solve this serious failure? How much more must families suffer after losing a relative to the incompetence of officials who do not respond to the interests of the nation?”
Furthermore, she highlighted “the work of health professionals has become a cruel race, mainly to defeat death, they are on the front line attending, resisting and avoiding the virus that keeps the whole world on edge and the scenario is complicated when without resources and equipment they care for patients who even being in intensive care struggle to live but when a blackout occurs there is very little they can do”.
The parliamentarian makes a call to focus on meeting the minimum requirements in healthcare centers, “the country needs resources to be invested to solve the emergency in which we find ourselves, we cannot think about acquiring electoral machines rather than respirators. In which country will they build ‘democracy’ if they are leaving us to die in neglect, indifference and ungovernability? That is the price to which some subject their inhabitants to continue occupying positions and demagogic ideologies that make them feel powerful.”