The health crisis in Venezuela is constantly getting worse, the lack of supplies in hospitals and an alarming shortage of medicines have increased the death rate in the country.
Patients with chronic diseases, such as cancer, HIV, hypertension and diabetes, have to wander from pharmacy to pharmacy, from health center to health center (sometimes even in another state) in order to get the pharmacological treatments they need to survive.
However, many of them say that to be able get their treatment they have had to get medicines sent to them from another country or fall into the illegal market (purchase in dollars), others have simply given up, since living in a country where the economic crisis is accentuated day after day, they do not have the necessary resources to buy medicines.
The National Assembly has declared a humanitarian health crisis in Venezuela. Deputies report a shortage of 85% of drugs in the public health network and assure that some hospitals receive less than 1% of the monthly demand needed to provide services.