The President of the Republic, Juan Guaidó, spoke this Friday with the President of the College of Nurses of the Capital District, Ana Rosario Contreras. Through a live broadcast on Instagram, the president thanked the health professionals for the work they are doing in the midst of the Covid-19 pamdemic.
Despite the low salary and the hospital crisis, health professionals are struggling every day to attend to Venezuelans.
The president blamed Nicolás Maduro’s regime for the destruction of the hospital system, of Venezuelan industry and the collapse of the country. “That’s why a National Emergency Government is urgent,” he insisted.
Guaidó explained that with the Heroes of Health Program they intend to benefit all workers in the country’s public sector.
Contreras thanked President De Venezuela for the monetary support and stated that “this aid is a drop of oxygen in the face of the asphyxiation because our salary is pulverized”. He also revealed that the working conditions in the country’s hospitals are not suitable for receiving patients.
“We have a double problem: We have no way to feed our children, we have to walk to the hospitals and we have no biosecurity materials,” he said.
The Health representative denounced that the regime threatens to remove the nurses from their posts if they accept this help from the Legitimate Government.
“More than 300 nurses have been dismissed for standing up to the regime,” she said.
The president of the College of Nurses insisted that the health workers will not give up and will continue to assist Venezuelans who need medical care.
“We want to show that we are not only going to overthrow the Coronavirus, but also the laziness. Today we are ready to defend this aid because in this health sector there is hunger. We feel like professional beggars,” she said.
Contreras reiterated that to get out of the crisis that Venezuela is facing, a National Emergency Government is needed. And that programs such as Heroes of Health should be applied to all sectors of the economy.
“This is a time when we must demand our rights. Today we can say that the hospitals are receiving anti-bacterial equipment and they are coming because of the support of Juan Guaidó’s government”, she ended.