...we have rarely seen access to essential medicines deteriorate as quickly as it has in Venezuela except in war zones.What happened to all those Cuban doctors imported to help?
At the end of 2014, public hospitals were wait-listing approximately 20,000 patients for surgery, including 4,000 at the University Hospital of Caracas, according to Doctors for Health. In January, after more than 10 patients waiting for surgery reportedly died there, the hospital closed its cardiology unit and sent the remaining patients home. The unit briefly reopened in February after media coverage of the deaths led health authorities to provide some new supplies of medications, doctors told us. But it closed again two weeks later.What, we worry?