For the group of specialists and healthcare technicians from the ‘Frente Amplio Profesional’ (FAP Salud), it would be a serious mistake to even think about ending the caretaker government, because it would be to “raising a white flag” and handing over the country to Nicolás Maduro “at this point in the “game”, what is needed is to move forward with greater unity and determination,” they stated in their weekly COVID-19 report, No. 64 on the pandemic.
“We have to do a memory exercise to remember all the positive things that have been done since Juan Guaidó, following the constitution, was sworn in before the Venezuelans as President in Charge of Venezuela, on January 23rd, 2019. It seems that they have already forgotten the ‘Plan País’ (Country Plan), which was one of the first actions after going through the Popular Consultation of December 2020 until reaching the National Salvation Agreement that is in full swing and that led the regime to sit at the negotiating table in Mexico City,” the report pointed out.
“It should be noted that this process has not yet finished. As of Monday last week, Félix Plasencia, Nicolás Maduro’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, declared the intention of resuming political talks with the mediation of Norway during his visit to Russia, where he met with his counterpart Sergei Lavrov. The reality is that since September Russia has stated its support for the Mexico City dialogue, because it knows that it is the best option that Maduro has,” it stated.
“Apart from the Country Plan, the Popular Consultation and the National Salvation Agreement, the Presidency in Charge presents significant achievements in this fight against the dictatorship. And in exclusive reference to our sector, we have to talk about the Health Heroes Aid Program, aimed at doctors and nurses who have risked their lives in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of them without adequate biosafety equipment, withheld by the regime, and in the deplorable conditions of the country’s hospital network. In addition, the contributions that were made from the Interim Government to obtain the vaccines, something that few seem to remember now,” it underlines.
“The most remarkable thing, however, is that Juan Guaidó achieved recognition as Interim President of the nation by more than 50 countries of the free world and the recognition of the National Assembly elected in 2015, as the only legitimate power of Venezuela, as well as the protection of the country’s assets, such as Citgo and the gold found deposited in the United Kingdom. There would be nothing left of that gold if it weren’t for the Interim Government, because you have to appreciate how the usurpation has tried to get hold of those ingots and not precisely to favor Venezuelans. How can we risk all that? How can we put an end to the figure of the Interim Government and start again from zero? This would be crazy! To do that is to favor Maduro,” specified the weekly COVID-19 report.
DETERMINATION AND UNITY
“Consequently, it would be a serious mistake to end the Interim Government, because it would be to raise a white flag to hand over the country to Nicolás Maduro and that would not only be betraying the Venezuelans who suffer and hurt daily from the complex humanitarian crisis in our territory, but also to the 6 million compatriots who had to leave Venezuela, persecuted or to seek a better quality of life, that they cannot have here even with undue work and effort … At this point in the game what is needed is to move forward with greater unity and determination.”
“Those last two factors are the ones that all political leaders must take into account. For a long time, personal and partisan interests should have been kept in their drawers waiting for the right and opportune moment to show them. But not now, when it is evident that Maduro and his regime are in difficult condition. The International Criminal Court is already advancing into the investigation phase, the extradition of Alex Saab, and the looming ones of Hugo ‘El Pollo’ Carvajal, the personal nurse of Hugo Chávez, and former National Treasurer, Claudia Díaz Guillén and her husband, make them tremble and everyone knows the reasons,” it highlights.
Added to this is the precariousness of the nation’s finances due to the destruction of the economy caused by corruption. And we cannot ignore the sanctions, which have just been renewed. In conclusion, the regime’s room for maneuver is smaller every day, so together and with greater determination so that we can achieve the objective of free, transparent and verifiable Presidential and National Assembly elections we yearn for and as established in the Statute that Governs the Transition for Democracy in Venezuela, the only way to put an end to the tragedy we are experiencing,” stated the FAP specialists and healthcare technicians.
THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR LOST ANOTHER MEMBER DUE TO COVID-19
In the weekly report on COVID-19 from the Frente Amplio Profesional for the period from Nov-08-2021 to Nov-14-2021, the health sector lost one more member, in this case a nursing professional in Apure State.
Thus, the figure rises to 968 deaths in the healthcare sector due to the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic in Venezuela, on March 13th, 2020.
It should be noted that these weekly reports include all those who make up the Venezuelan health services, such as doctors, nursing personnel, technical professionals, orderlies, ambulance drivers and workers who work in hospitals. Likewise, doctors and nursing workers who die abroad, after having migrated due to the Venezuelan crisis.