Kidney patients in Lara state, held a protest in front of the headquarters of the regional government, to denounce the abandonment in which they are by the current authorities.
Among the main complaints of the more than a thousand kidney patients of the state is the lack of medicines, the high cost of these compounded with the low salaries prevents patientients from buying them.
“A transplant in a private clinic costs around 40 thousand to 70 thousand U.S. dollars. We are also demanding the right to get gasoline. Kidney patients are given 30 liters every 20 days,” denounced a patient from the concentration.
They claim that they also have problems getting the drugs and the ones they do get are very expensive.
“We do not get all the hypertensive, gastric protectors, vitamins and a series of other drugs. We have problems with catheters, patients who lose their domes need a catheter and they are very expensive,” denounced another patient.