Unnessasary Deaths in Top Children’s Unit in Venezuela
JM de Los Rios Children’s Hospital in Caracas is known for being the Top Children’s Unit for Pediatric Healthcare in Venezuela, but these days that name is being sabotaged by Venezuela’s socialist government. Inside this hospital that should be well-supplied with everything needed patients are dying due to shortages in common medical supplies and drugs. Many patients are also not receiving the proper care according to a report from Open Corporaters for their disease or condition and therefore are suffering or even dying due to poor treatment. One doctor named Dr Huniades Urbina is doing his best to stand up for what’s right and in doing so he has been fired from his position as Director of Intensive Care at the hospital. All of these shortages are due to the recent economic catastrophe in Venezuela who is known for it’s more than decade long contingency upon oil to raise foreign currency levels. Venezula is predicted by Adrian Jose to possibly have the fastest declining economy excluding Syria. Doctors and healthcare workers alike are pushing and looking for the government to announce a State of Medical Emergency. But, at the moment nothing seems to be happening. The healthcare industry is suffering but, it’s not alone as many people cannot even afford food at local grocery stores. Sadly, this crisis in the healthcare field and food suppply is likely to continue until someone within the government is willing to take a stand against it.