Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.

Yesterday morning, my good friend Anibal sent me a video that we want to share with all of you. Today’s post will not be the most watched of this blog, and certainly I do not intended to talk about the politics of a country that first and foremost we respect and do not know.

But I would like to make broadcasting of a situation and let you know other realities.

Today we ask 4 minutes of your time to view the video made by the journalist Betty Zapata, where through a hidden camera, she shows the status of the infrastructure and services of hospitals such as the University Hospital of Caracas, Vargas Hospital, Perez of León I Hospital and the Children Hospital J.M de los Ríos.

She interviewed doctors, nurses, patients, staff and ambulance drivers. And she got these conclusions:

  • Patients forced to buy medicine on the street.
  • Lack of investment and abandonment.
  • Physicians who are paid less than $10 a month.
  • No information on surgical waiting lists.
  • Waiting times of more than 18 months for cancer treatments.
  • HIV patients without anti-retroviral treatment.
  • Hospitals with less than one-third of the resources they need.
  • Leakage of more than 10,000 professionals.

As the images speak for themselves, here’s the video 

Source: Channel 4 News

The Health System in Venezuela, a pride for the Government not so long time ago, is living a deep crisis.

We should appreciate what we have, take care of it as a treasure, and improve it. It depends on everyone. For ourselves and for all the people who cannot speak and who lives with fear, beyond wherever they are.

Happy Tuesday,