The Congressman and Presidential Commissioner for Health and Health Care for Migrants, José Manuel Olivares, pointed out that the eagerness of the regime to hold elections in December makes it decree a false end to the pandemic in Venezuela putting the lives of more Venezuelans at risk. Likewise, he denounced that they are forcing the flattening of the curve by performing less tests to detect the virus in the country.
“According to Maduro and Jorge Rodriguez, the behavior of the coronavirus in Venezuela is different from the rest of the world… They want to make us believe that there is no longer covid-19, that we no longer need intensive therapy beds, this all leads the country into an electoral farce. If they don’t do tests in Venezuela, then they will not have coronavirus diagnoses,” explained Olivares.
The commissioner informed that among the three laboratories authorized in the country to perform PCR type tests, they only analyze 500 tests daily. He also detailed that at least six large health centers are not doing any type of analysis to detect the virus: Hospital Dr. Agustin Zubillaga, in Lara; Dr. Luis Razetti, in Barinas; Miguel Perez Carreño, in Caracas; Ran Juarez Balza, in Guarico; Hospital Militar, in Aragua; and Luis Razetti, in Anzoategui.
Olivares recalled that last September 28th Nicolás Maduro declared that serological tests would be done in all the sentinel hospitals in the country. To date, only 174 tests have been performed: “They do not do more tests to forcefully decrease the contagion curve and lead the country to an electoral farce over the dead body of thousands of Venezuelans”, he affirmed.
“Medicine and science are based on results, on studies, not on populism or on false figures out of desperation for an election. They are offering them miracle drugs for their business with Cuba, instead of effective treatments and setting up more laboratories to be able to do more tests and get results in 48 hours,” the congressman added.
With respect to deaths from coronavirus, the commissioner declared that according to daily monitoring, they calculate 1,539 deaths, but he warned that even this figure, which is greater than that announced by the regime, has an under-recording. 225 deaths correspond to health personnel, which implies that Venezuela has the highest hospital personnel lethality rate in Latin America.
Regarding the academic project that he announced a week ago together with the University of Miami, he invited to support the doctors and fight against the regime’s lies through this tool that works in a safe and confidential manner. It is a scientific instrument designed by Venezuelan doctors that will collect information about the deaths by covid-19 in the country with the collaboration of the citizens. In the first phase, Venezuelans will be able to send a message through WhatsApp to the number +1(786)630-4956 and answer some questions.
In the second stage, these citizens will be contacted by trained doctors, who will perform a “verbal autopsy” that will specify whether the death of the relative or acquaintance of whom they offered information, was due to covid-19 or some disease associated with the virus. This will allow them to have a real figure on the behavior of the virus in Venezuela.
— Jose Manuel Olivares (@joseolivaresm) October 20, 2020