The presidential commissioner for Health and Healthcare for Migrants, José Manuel Olivares, insisted Venezuelans must be responsible and take care of themselves these Christmas days, in the midst of a pandemic, in a country that does not have an adequate healthcare system and under a regime that is unable to protect anyone.
“This got complicated, we are alone, we must take care of ourselves”, Olivares said at the samer time that he assured that the only impact that the fraud of December 6th had was in the multiplication of cases of contagion of COVID-19 and the increase in deceased Venezuelans.
The states of Táchira and Mérida are totally collapsed
The commissioner warned that health centers in Venezuela already exceed more than 50% in occupation of emergencies and intensive care units, reaching more than half of hospital capacity in just two weeks after the start of the increase in cases resulting from Dec 6th. He recalled that there are not even 400 ICU beds available for intensive care in the country, far below international and WHO standards.
Regarding the number of deaths from coronavirus in the country and according to the monitoring handled by the commissioner, the real figure of dead is 997 Venezuelans, a number higher than the one reported by Nicolás Maduro’s regime. “Only in December we have registered 64 deaths and the focus at this time is in Mérida, in the IAHULA where 38 deaths have been reported,” he added.
In the specific case of IAHULA, Olivares highlighted, there are 284 death certificates, in a single hospital, due to COVID-19 from March to December 8th: “this data allows us to have a more real idea, about the true number of mortality vs. the lies and manipulation of the regime.”
Through PAHO and WHO, 340,000 antigen tests were delivered to Maduro’s regime. Olivares denounced that of these tests they have only carried out 1,600 … “it is a policy of lies and to hide the information they shamelessly go out to announce 200 cases, that is because they are not doing tests.
“Not telling the truth implies the death of more Venezuelans. We are in a difficult moment that forces us to be responsible,” concluded Olivares