The Presidential Commission of health experts for the reports on the coronavirus, installed by the President (e) of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, offered this Tuesday the first balance on the behavior of the Coronavirus in the country.
In a press conference held on Monday March 16th, Julio Castro explained that the Commission, made up of members of the Venezuelan Society of Infectology and other medical associations, is attentive to the progress and evolution of the pandemic and its impact on Venezuelans. He said they are working together with multilateral organizations in Venezuelan territory to have projections and know in advance the needs that could be had, including the increase of medical supplies and medical personel.
“Venezuela is one of the countries with the worst possible conditions to face the Coronavirus, so it is necessary to extreme the measures that are needed, we must be the ones who take the greatest precautions so that we manage to fight this disease. We believe that this is the area to request an increase in humanitarian aid as a matter of urgency, we make our best wishes and efforts so that this aid is expressed in an effective, supportive and transparent manner,” said Dr. Castro.
He indicated that he is in communication with large international centers of knowledge to evaluate the information available and share experiences to confront the coronavirus in Venezuela.
In his statements, he expressed his concern about the conditions in which Venezuelan doctors work, “the situation of the hospitals and the lack of supplies, in addition to the lack of basic services such as water and electricity, are a clear indication of the severity of this epidemic. Here we have to be three times as careful.”
The Presidential Commission of health experts reiterated to Venezuelans the importance of complying with the basic recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) to protect themselves against the coronavirus: wash your hands frequently; when coughing or sneezing cover yourself with a bent elbow or a handkerchief; social distancing; avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth; if you have a fever, seek medical attention on time.