The Médicos Unidos de Venezuela (United Doctors of Venezuela) denounced that the shortage and poor distribution of gasoline in Merida State prevents health workers from reaching healthcare centers.
Pedro Fernandez, a member of the organization, explained that after long workdays, Venezuelan doctors must spend entire days in line to fill up with gasoline.
“It is illogical that we are experiencing this situation, especially in the sentinel centers we have in Merida, such as the University Hospital, where absenteeism from work due to mobility limitations is noticeable,” he added.
Fernández also said that health personnel do not have the necessary biosafety equipment to attend, with total security, patients arriving at hospitals with Covid-19-related symptoms.
Nicolás Maduro’s regime stole Venezuela’s resources. During the coronavirus pandemic, those who have been most affected by the shortage of fuel and medical equipment have been health professionals.
Because of this crisis created by the dictatorship, President (E) Juan Guaidó created the “Heroes of Health” program, which consists of giving economic support of $100, for three months, to Venezuelan doctors, nurses and public hospital workers.
This week will begin the registration on the digital platform of health personnel, who previously pre-registered and met the requirements, to proceed with the payment of the “Heroes of Health” bonus.