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← Family Members Sleep in Tents at the Valencia Hospital

Family members of the patients at Dr. Enrique Tejera Hospital in Valencia, known as the main hospital in Valencia, claim that there is not only a current lack of medical supplies and equipment, but also a lack of good infrastructure and basic services.

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Showing Revision 2 created 06/09/2016 by Danelle Hood.

  1. In this way, despairing family members of

  2. the patients at Dr. Enrique Tejera Hospital,
  3. known as the main hospital in Valencia,
  4. claim that there is not only a current lack of medical supplies and equipment,
  5. but also a lack of good infrastructure and basic services.
  6. One of the nurses had to use her own mouth to help a little girl breathe
  7. because she was dying from pulmonary aspiration,
  8. because there was no electricity,
  9. there was no electricity to respirate the child.
  10. There's no water.
  11. The bathroom sewers are dumped out.
  12. There aren't any monitors.
  13. Two little girls died upstairs for the lack of monitors,
  14. for a lack of everything.
  15. There's nothing.
  16. The dressings, everything, everything, the adhesive,
  17. they ask for everything.
  18. It's not even food they're giving to the kids.
  19. It's pure rice with milk, all day long.
  20. Here in the hospital, there's nothing.
  21. The children are dying because
  22. they don't have medication.
  23. There's no medication, there's nothing.
  24. They ask me for gloves, for dressing,
  25. they ask me for gauze, they ask me for everything,
  26. absolutely everything for my daughter.
  27. We're waiting for what?
  28. For our children to die because there aren't supplies here?
  29. We can't take this any longer.
  30. They demand that the Venezuelan government
  31. urgently attend to the necessities of the health sector
  32. which remain in crisis.
  33. From the State of Carabobo, El Pitazo.
  34. Ruth Lara Castillo