“Next Saturday April 17th, we will accompany the health sector and civil society demanding the entry of vaccines and the immunization of all Venezuelans. The Government in charge and the legitimate national Parliament will be in the streets,” said the President in Charge and of the National Assembly, Juan Guaidó.
The announcement was made during his speech at the press conference with national and international media offered by representatives of the healthcare sector this Wednesday, in the ‘Plaza de Los Palos Grandes’ in the Chacao municipality.
“I call on Venezuelans to overcome fear and the pandemic in an organized and united way. On Saturday, with the respective biosecurity measures, we will accompany the healthcare sector and civil society in the fight for the demand of vaccines for all.”
Guaidó also said that he ratified the disposition of the Government in charge and of the National Assembly, to do what is necessary for the entry of vaccines to Venezuela.
He recalled that in the face of the Complex Humanitarian Emergency, the presence of COVID-19 and the “ongoing catastrophe”, the Presidency in Charge have put on the table “alternative solutions to save lives.”
“If half has already been paid, we will make the other half available. If one hundred percent was paid, then we will make resources available for the purchase of more vaccines.”
Representatives of the healthcare sector, civil society, unions, political parties and deputies of the legitimate national Parliament were present at the press conference.
“Stop the death count”
The interim President of Venezuela, joined the clamor and demand of doctors and nurses to stop the amount of deaths in the countrycaused by the pandemic that is worsened by the already existing Complex Humanitarian Emergency.
“Enough of counting the dead, what we want is to save and count lives. For us in the interim government, the brand of the vaccine is indistinct, what we want is to save lives. The vaccine can be whatever it is, but as long as it is certified by the scientific community.”
Guaidó defined as a “triumph of civil society” the fact that the dictatorship has accepted the entry of vaccines from the COVAX system.
“The good news is that this money was not used to pay (Álex) Saab’s lawyers, nor to buy mansions in Galipán(Resort). To insist on a type of vaccine is to delay vaccination in the country. It is sadistic to see Venezuelans die for denying them access to healthcare. Enough of the arrogance and deceptions of the dictatorship.”
The President of the legitimate National Assembly also commented that with the money from the construction of the Guatire-Guarenas metro, which was never completed, enough vaccines would had been paid over 30 times to immunize everyone in the country, or that with the money invested in Odebrecht’s works in Venezuela, which were never completed, all the vaccines for Latin America could have been bought.
Finally, Guaidó called on Venezuelans ‘not to sit idly by’ in the face of the dictatorship’s claim to annihilate hope and the struggle to end the “ongoing humanitarian catastrophe” in the country. He recalled that it is precisely the regime that is responsible for the tragedy in Venezuela.