Six medical specialists have died in Táchira in a week due to coronavirus, a situation that continues to alarm healthcare workers who continue to be the most affected by the exponential increase of COVID-19 in Venezuela.
Among the deceased, the director of the Intensive Care Unit of the Central Hospital of San Cristóbal stands out, who was part of the first medical team that faced the pandemic since the cases began to appear in this health center.
At the end of the afternoon of that same Sunday, September 6th, it was also known that Dr. Nelly Nuñez had died. Who for more than 22 years was the president of the College of Physicians at COVID-19.
Diego Soler, a doctor at the Central Hospital of San Cristobal, denounced the fear with which health professionals work daily in the midst of the pandemic, without drinking water and electricity services and without biosecurity equipment.
“At the Central Hospital we live in fear since the beginning of the pandemic. Since it began to spread worldwide in February, we are afraid. We have been training since the beginning of the pandemic, and day by day, no matter what happens, we have to keep doing it because we have to take care of our patients,” he added.
On the other hand, the Presidency in charge of Venezuela informed that more than 40 percent of the professionals of the “Heroes of Health” program have been paid.
“In spite of all the attempts of the macabre regime to block the payment to Heroes of Health so the 100 dollars cannot be cashed, it was achieved”, assured Gerardo Ramirez, representative of the civil society.
The Legitimate Government of Venezuela continues working to offer quality of life and protection to the health sector, which risks its life daily to save the lives of Venezuelans.