Venezuela’s Health Care System In Crisis, Collapsing, Experts, Patients Say
The Guardian: Venezuela crisis takes deadly toll on buckling health system
“…[Activists say] at least 25 children … have died since late 2016 because of the serratia marcescens bacterium — fatalities they blame on a ‘perfect storm’ of unhygienic, resource-starved hospitals that lack even soap to clean their wards, malnourished patients who are susceptible to infection, and chronic shortages of antibiotics. [These deaths provide] a chilling snapshot of a health care system experts warn is heading for total collapse. … Even as Venezuela disintegrates, state media continue to paint a rosy picture of the country’s health service…” (Phillips et al., 1/6).
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