This Tuesday, during the ordinary session of the National Assembly, was presented the balance sheet on the preliminary report of the Joint Commission for the Follow-up and Assistance of Covid-19 in Venezuela.
Manuela Bolívar, representative of the Popular Will, explained that the objective of this report is “to devise alternatives and give Venezuelans important data to be able to prevent this epidemic.”
“Venezuela is the third most vulnerable country to face the virus, our hospitals don’t have water or electricity, 80% of the country has limitations to receive water, if we consider electricity it’s the same, 90% of the states have electrical failures,” she warned.
Bolívar said that “when the patient arrives at the health centers they do not have the basics to understand. The hospitals don’t even have disinfectant, the nurses don’t have a mask or alcohol. This is due to a systematic disinvestment on public health that has been going on for years.”
In the face of these adversities, the parliamentarian called for international humanitarian agencies to be able to move forward without fear of being persecuted or restricted. “Today we require that humanitarian agencies have the necessary competence to provide the Venezuelan people with the help they need.”
Finally, Bolivar said that epidemics are not solved by military or political control or censorship. “On the contrary, it is necessary to inform the population so that the people can protect themselves.”