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Sun May 15, 2016, 08:02 PM

 

Dying Infants and No Medicine: Inside Venezuela’s Failing Hospitals [View all]

Source: NYTimes.com

BARCELONA, Venezuela — By morning, three newborns were already dead.

The day had begun with the usual hazards: chronic shortages of antibiotics, intravenous solutions, even food. Then a blackout swept over the city, shutting down the respirators in the maternity ward.

Doctors kept ailing infants alive by pumping air into their lungs by hand for hours. By nightfall, four more newborns had died.

“The death of a baby is our daily bread,” said Dr. Osleidy Camejo, a surgeon in the nation’s capital, Caracas, referring to the toll from Venezuela’s collapsing hospitals.

The economic crisis in this country has exploded into a public health emergency, claiming the lives of untold numbers of Venezuelans. It is just part of a larger unraveling here that has become so severe it has prompted President Nicolás Maduro to impose a state of emergency and has raised fears of a government collapse.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/16/world/americas/dying-infants-and-no-medicine-inside-venezuelas-failing-hospitals.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0



This must be more of that right-wing fake reporting because not a peep from our friends Sean Penn, Oliver Stone, Michael Moore and Danny Glover

And you know if it was true they would be making relief flights into the stricken areas

I mean they're not just all about face time for the cameras when it's convenient are they?

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