Hilda Rubí González, doctor and National Coordinator of Health and Welfare of the Un Nuevo Tiempo (UNT) party, spoke out in rejection of Nicolas Maduro’s call for a minute’s applause for the health workers who are battling the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Yesterday, the regime announced a minute of applause for the brave people who are still in the front line of the battle against the Covid-19. The Venezuelan people were very aware and it is clear that today we, the doctors, nurses and health workers, do not want applause. Today we, the doctors, demand barrier methods (PPE equipment) in our public institutions in order to continue bringing health to our people,” she said.
The doctor said that the Venezuelan knows that unfortunately he has to wait for a brother to die before he can be admitted to a hospital. “We see how they have to be moved from one hospital to another in order to be treated, while Caracas, Zulia, Miranda, La Guaira, Sucre and Bolivar, are still in the front line of cases,” she added.
She also reiterated that doctors and nurses represent 21.12% of those who have died from this pandemic. In this sense, Rubi ratified the demand for immediate barrier methods (PPE equipment) for the health sector.
“No more firings of colleagues because he or she tested positive for Covid-19 and has to be isolated, no more crying to a doctor or nurse who dies in this battle, no more seeing Venezuelans suffer, because they are between dying of hunger and dying of Covid-19,” she emphasized.
The leader of the UNT party said that the health workers do not believe in minutes of applause, “today the Venezuelan people answered Maduro, we believe that we have to give immediate response to our health workers, today the Venezuelan people support them with silence as a protest, because today we are not here to applaud, today we are here to demand solutions, today the whole Venezuelan people is at risk,” she ended.