The Carabobo State College of Nursing reported that less than 30% of the union’s staff was vaccinated against COVID-19, leaving aside more than 75% of the union’s professionals without immunizations against the pandemic.
The President of the College of Nurses, Julio García, condemned that non-priority sectors in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic received their respective vaccination, while older adults, doctors and nurses have been forgotten.
“Many of us are outraged that people who are not a priority have already been vaccinated. We work under terror, with fear because we don’t have vaccines,” he said.
García assured that health personnel do not know the date on which they will be vaccinated. “The only thing they tell us is that in the next few days they will give us a dose. However, they do not mention a specific date,” he said.
On the other hand, he regretted that hospitals that were declared as “sentinels” since the beginning of the virus pandemic, health professionals do not even have protection equipment and basic services to combat the virus.
He regretted that the vaccination days have only been carried out in two hospitals: the Ciudad Hospitalaria Dr. Enrique Tejera (CHET) in Valencia and the Dr. Adolfo Prince Lara Hospital in Puerto Cabello, which means that the rest of the staff working in other hospitals are excluded from the immunization process.
García urged the regional authorities of Nicolás Maduro’s regime to urgently respond to the union’s requests.
Venezuela is the country in the region with the most deaths in the healthcare sector due to complications related to COVID-19.