Dying Infants and No Medicine: Inside Venezuela’s Failing Hospitals


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NY Times:

Dying Infants and No Medicine: Inside Venezuela’s Failing Hospitals

“There are people dying for lack of medicine, children dying of malnutrition and others dying because there are no medical personnel,” said Dr. Yamila Battaglini, a surgeon at the hospital.Yet even among Venezuela’s failing hospitals, Luis Razetti Hospital in Barcelona has become one of the most notorious.
In April, the authorities arrested its director, Aquiles Martínez, and removed him from his post. Local news reports said he was accused of stealing equipment meant for the hospital, including machines to treat people with respiratory illnesses, as well as intravenous solutions and 127 boxes of medicine.

Around 10 one recent night, Dr. Freddy Díaz walked down a hall there that had become an impromptu ward for patients who had no beds. Some clutched blood-soaked bandages and called from the floor for help. One, brought in by the police, was handcuffed to a gurney. In a supply room, cockroaches fled as the door swung open.
Dr. Díaz logged a patient’s medical data on the back of a bank statement someone had thrown in the trash.
“We have run out of paper here,” he said.

See also:
Nicolás Maduro Tightens Hold on Venezuela as U.S. Fears Further Tumult


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Praying for the intersession of Our Lady.


#3

If Maduro seizes the factories, then how is he going to buy the materials needed for production?

What is he going to use for money?


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Praying for all.


#5

Praying for them…


#6

This is what happens with not having a balanced budget.
The government keeps printing money to pay for it’s expenses.
Prices go up to compensate for the lower value of money.
This escalates until hyper-inflation, where wheelbarrows of money are needed for a loaf of bread.
Then total collapse.

This would be a good time to study what happens so we can prepare ourselves for when it happens to our country.


#7

So much for socialism guaranteeing quality healthcare for all.


#8

Bernie Sanders can fix it.


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