The interim government of President (e) Juan Guaidó informs the Venezuelan people that, after several months of struggle, we have managed to ensure that the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) can receive the funds approved for humanitarian aid.
Since the beginning of the pandemic of the COVID19 in Venezuela, the interim government of President (e) Juan Guaidó has made efforts to have the resources protected and that these serve to attend the serious crisis that today scourges our country. Our commitment has always been that this money should be used to urgently address the deficiencies of the health sector and that the execution of these donations should be in the hands of international organizations with experience in managing humanitarian crises and not by the dictatorship.
For this reason, we would like to inform the Venezuelan people that finally, after several months of effort, we have achieved the final requirement set by PAHO to proceed to receive the approved funds: that the actors of the dictatorship commit themselves not to put obstacles in the way of the execution of the program and to ensure that the resources allocated can be executed. In this regard, at the request of these organizations, on June 1st a technical cooperation plan was signed to address the humanitarian crisis of Coronavirus, which provides a comprehensive framework for the implementation of this plan, whose initial phase would implement programs related to the following areas:
1. Protection equipment for health personnel.
2. Improving diagnostic capacity.
3. Clinical treatment of confirmed cases.
Today we can affirm that, thanks to the effort and struggle of millions of Venezuelans, NGOs, doctors, nurses, the National Assembly and the representatives of the Legitimate Government, the resources that otherwise would have been diverted to enrich a few, or used as political blackmail, are now being directed towards meeting the needs of the most vulnerable.
The interim government, President (e) Juan Guaidó and the National Assembly, reaffirm their commitment to continue doing what is in their power to alleviate the suffering of Venezuelans, reiterating that only a national emergency government will be able to take the structural measures we need to save Venezuela from a catastrophe.
We have taken an important step, but it will not be enough for what is coming: we need a National Emergency Government to save Venezuela.