Venezuelan President Juan Guaidó urged that efforts be focused “on the urgent requirements that the country has” to confront the coronavirus pandemic.
“It is serious the contradictions of the last few days by the dictatorship. Prescribing drinks, distorting figures, saying they have thousands of beds when a multimillion dollar loan is being requested to attend to the emergency,” the head of state said.
“Of course we need a loan, not only to attend to the emergency, but also to recover Venezuela, to recover the health system, so that it will never again be in a situation of vulnerability as it is,” he said.
“The debate should be focused on the attention to Venezuelans, the attention to the emergency, to attend it with the necessary coordination at an international level, and that is what we are doing,” said President Guaidó.
Finally, the president in charge of Venezuela presented the highlights of the preliminary report:
- Provision of personal protection equipment for the health teams on an urgent basis with a 45-day notice in its first phase.
- Provision of alcoholic gel for 100% of health facilities with their respective hand washing education policy.
- Provision of hospitals with IEHK emergency supplies, although this is not the most suitable due to the urgency required.
- Re-engineering of health personnel for acute care and basic triage with simple protocols.
- Increase in mechanical ventilation capacity by 10 times the current capacity.
- Rescue of anesthesia unit spaces.
- Establishment of the mandatory safety cordon for all hospitals in the country.
- Establish a national acute monitoring system with daily reporting.
- Guarantee base treatment for 10 to 15% of severe patients who may require some of the schemes under test.
- Establish external fever clinics for outpatient management.
- Discuss the possibility of international logistical support requirements, such as hospital ships to attend to non-infectious cases, in order to expand capacity.
- Use of extraordinary resources for facilities of ICU and mechanical ventilation units with mobile use isolation according to regional requirements.
- Re-engineering of the rescue of mechanical ventilators in areas such as surgery rooms.
- Initiate a campaign to recruit health personnel.
- Return of migrants.
- Use of international humanitarian teams to optimize the use of highly specialized human talent.