Students from the Central University of Venezuela staged a protest this Thursday outside the Central University Hospital in Caracas denouncing that Nicolás Maduro’s regime does not have a vaccination program against Covid-19.
The University Counselor of the UCV, Jesús Mendoza, assured that the dictatorship has given priority in vaccination against the pandemic to the political leadership of his regime, the military, governors, mayors, relatives and illegitimate deputies.
“Today we take to the streets to ask where are the vaccines. Those vaccines that Mr. Nicolás Maduro has been saying for months that they bought ten million but are not being deployed in Venezuelan territory,” he said.
Mendoza said that a program has not been made to vaccinate older adults, people with chronic diseases, healthcare personnel, teachers and those Venezuelans who are primary responders.
“What we are seeing is that there is no serious, organized, transparent vaccination plan. What we demand is transparency because the lives of Venezuelans are at stake,” he said.
The University Counselor assured that the vaccine has only reached 26 of the 81 hospitals that exist nationwide, which is critical and worrying because healthcare personnel in the national territory should be 100% vaccinated.
Call to classes
University students denounced the serious risk posed by returning to the country’s classrooms, when there is not even a vaccination plan for the education sector.
“Today we see with concern how the education sector does not have a vaccination schedule, and even so they call to face-to-face classes next April. Meanwhile Maduro lies, Venezuela does not have a serious vaccination plan and Venezuelans continue to die,” he concluded.