The non-governmental organization Médecins Unites de Venezuela (MUV) today denounced the crematoriums in Caracas that receive the deadly bodies of victims of the epidemic “crowded, with waiting lists of up to a week”.
The non-governmental organization condemned in its Twitter account, the lists of cremation in cemeteries increasing every day because it is beyond their capabilities, “and it also warned of the increase of possible infection in the country.
In the same social network, MUV reports that it logs “up to a week of waiting for burn procedures.”
“The bodies should be kept ‘cold,'” he explains. “This can increase the risk of infection.”
The non-governmental organization also clarifies that it does not intend to create panic among Venezuelans, “but rather to warn of the dangers of the epidemic spreading in the country.”
“We only have measures to control barriers: use of masks, handwashing, alcohol disinfection, distance, and preventive isolation,” he asserts.
According to MUV, at least 468 other doctors and health professionals died in Venezuela between June 16, 2020 and April 11, 2021.
“Health professionals bear the brunt of deaths in the line of duty,” he explains.
According to Doctors of Unidos de Venezuela, the ten Venezuelan regions with the largest number of health professionals who have died with covid-19 are Zúlia (83), Distrito Capital (70), Carabobo (43), Bolívar (36) and Anzoátegui. (30). ), Arágua (29), Táchira (21), Lara (21), Mérida (17), and Guárico (15).
In Venezuela, 176,972 cases of COVID-19 have been officially confirmed. There are still 1,815 deaths associated with the new Coronavirus, since the start of the epidemic.
The country received half a million doses of vaccines from the Chinese state medicine Sinopharm and 150,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V.
The President of Venezuela announced, on Sunday, that his country will produce two million doses per month of the Cuban vaccine Abdullah against Covid-19, in a Venezuelan government laboratory, starting from “August or September.”
Nicolas Maduro confirmed that the country will sign agreements with China, Russia and “other countries” to produce vaccines against Covid-19.
Several weeks ago, health professionals, NGOs, and most recently the local Catholic Church called on the Venezuelan government to purchase enough vaccines to immunize the population in the face of the increase in cases and deaths recorded since March.
However, the Venezuelan government rejected the proposal to import vaccines to immunize three million workers submitted by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce of Venezuela (Fedecâmaras).
“The only entity authorized, trained and legislated to comply with vaccination against COVID-19 is the Ministry of Health,” said Jorge Rodriguez, president of the National Assembly (where Chavez is the majority).
According to the local press, vaccinations are carried out for citizens over the age of 60, who are summoned through the platform Sistema Pátria, promoted by the Socialist United Party of Venezuela (PSUV, State Party).
Venezuela announced on Saturday that it has provided 53.8 million euros to purchase more than 11 million vaccines against Covid-19, through the Global Access Fund for Vaccines, Covid-19 (Covid-19).
According to the Venezuelan Academy of Medicine, the country needs 30 million vaccines for 15 million people, 3.5 million of which are for priority individuals.
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused at least 2961387 deaths worldwide, resulting from more than 137.4 million cases, according to a report issued by Agence France-Presse.
The disease is transmitted by a new corona virus, which was discovered in late 2019 in Wuhan, central China.