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Hunger and lack, portrait of a humanitarian disaster



April 27, 2019, 08:12
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Updated April 27, 2019 at 08:17

Sarangeli Castile was born prematurely and only two months after her birth remains 1.5 kilograms. Her mother, Katherine Castile, has six other children and says she just gives her breasts because she can't buy or get special formulas.

"The situation is very difficult, I am a single mother, and I only have the assistance of my father, who is retired, we have no means for my son to be a doctor or a specialist. He knows who hurts," says Katherine. ABC.es

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Ana Bravo, 14 years old, doesn't talk and doesn't work with signs. The relatives say that Bravo could not develop due to poor nutrition, so it is more than one meter and weighs 20 kilograms, which is another case among hundreds of children in the country suffering from the disease.

The Maracaibo humanitarian disaster is also featured in the University Hospital, a medical center included in the public works program of General Manager Marcos Pérez Jiménez in the 50s with more than 600 beds. In addition, it was the first Venezuelan hospital to carry out kidney transplantation. Today your reality is different.

A 28-year-old white-skinned young man is at his feet, leaning over his bed, his name is Miguel Blanco, he lacks muscle mass, and his skin is stuck in his bones. The face reveals severe nutrition and congenital hydrocephalus. His name is Miguel Blanco. His mother, without help, devotes impolently to her day. "I give her what I can little, Yucca and rice, and I'm doing cloth diapers," the woman adds.

"I've been waiting for a kidney transplant for ten years, but before what happens, I'll wait." The dialogue partner was invited to inform him that his donor was ready and the kidney expected in the midst of breaks. "Maria Has Made an Account.

The center has an electrical system, but it can only work for one or two hours instead of breaks that can last 24 hours. Before that, surgeons had to complete surgical intervention on their mobile phones.

There is a widespread risk of contamination in a hospital because it is unable to collect waste and clean up the sites where it is stored. "With heat, bacteria multiply, and we must remember that Maracaibo temperature can reach 40 degrees Celsius, which easily turns pavilions into ovens," said surgeon Dora Colmenares.


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