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Family Members Sleep in Tents at the Valencia Hospital

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    In this way, despairing family members of
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    the patients at Dr. Enrique Tejera Hospital,
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    known as the main hospital in Valencia,
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    claim that there is not only a current lack of medical supplies and equipment,
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    but also a lack of good infrastructure and basic services.
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    One of the nurses had to use her own mouth to help a little girl breathe
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    because she was dying from pulmonary aspiration,
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    because there was no electricity,
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    there was no electricity to respirate the child.
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    There's no water.
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    The bathroom sewers are dumped out.
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    There aren't any monitors.
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    Two little girls died upstairs for the lack of monitors,
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    for a lack of everything.
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    There's nothing.
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    The dressings, everything, everything, the adhesive,
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    they ask for everything.
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    It's not even food they're giving to the kids.
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    It's pure rice with milk, all day long.
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    Here in the hospital, there's nothing.
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    The children are dying because
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    they don't have medication.
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    There's no medication, there's nothing.
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    They ask me for gloves, for dressing,
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    they ask me for gauze, they ask me for everything,
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    absolutely everything for my daughter.
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    We're waiting for what?
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    For our children to die because there aren't supplies here?
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    We can't take this any longer.
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    They demand that the Venezuelan government
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    urgently attend to the necessities of the health sector
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    which remain in crisis.
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    From the State of Carabobo, El Pitazo.
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    Ruth Lara Castillo
Title:
Family Members Sleep in Tents at the Valencia Hospital
Description:

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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Video Language:
Spanish
Duration:
01:24

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