The shortage of gasoline and the lack of supplies has generated consequences in the private (medical) laboratories in Aragua State, where only 50% are in operation.
Blanca León, President of the state’s Association of Bio-analists, said that the crisis in Venezuela is preventing the laboratories from doing their job.
“People are told that samples are taken on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays, some that it is by ID number or that we are simply not working. It has been problematic because many bio-analysts don’t have gasoline to get to work,” she said.
León said that supplies are getting scarcer every day and if the situation continues the private laboratories will have to close down, since there is not enough supplies to counter the demand of tests that citizens cannot do in the public laboratories.
“Many have had technical closures due to lack of reagents to work,” she said.