The crisis in Venezuela continues to increase over time and affects the entire national territory. The shortage of supplies, medicines, and adecuate areas in the country’s hospitals have claimed thousands of lives, regardless of their age.
For the third time this year, Lara state ran out of the BCG vaccine, an essential treatment for newborns, which helps prevent tuberculosis.
The president of the Medical Association of Lara, René Rivas, denounced that at least 245 children were not vaccinated in public care centers.
“It is a lack of respect and an irresponsibility of Nicolás Maduro’s government. The BCG is the first vaccine that is administered to children in maternity hospitals and that these care centers do not have it, this puts the lives of children at risk”, Rivas said.
Likewise, the specialist in health law assured that “the health of children in the state of Lara is not respected now”, stating that “vaccinating through “operativos” (ambulatory care) is not ensuring the development of infants” .
“The immunization system must be permanent and adequate to the levels of the birth rate that occur in the main health centers”, he added.
The members of the College of Physicians of Lara are extremely concerned because the BCG vaccine is not the only one that is scarce in the public centers of the State, since the Pentavalent and the Trivalent are not found either in hospitals or infirmaries.