The author examines how in little over ten years the Bolivarian Revolution has not only attended to the population sectors that didn’t have medical services in their communities, but now these sectors are also generating their own doctors.
Shortages of certain food items in Venezuela have generated much criticism in recent weeks, yet the National Institute of Statistics and government authorities assure that the country eats better now than before the Chavez government came to power in 1999.
More than 53,000 Venezuelans have received free health care for chronic diseases in Cuba thanks to a bilateral agreement signed between the two Latin American nations that has increased social services and improved the quality of life for residents of the South American country.
The Miguel Perez Carreño Hospital in Caracas, Venezuela, will soon have Latin America’s largest intensive care unit, according to an announcement this week by the hospital’s director, Dr. Angel Borrero Auld. He said that once a construction project finishes in August, the hospital’s intensive care unit will have 46 beds: 32 for adults and 14 for children.
HAVANA, Cuba, Jul 7 (acn) Operation Miracle, a humanitarian social program created by the governments of Cuba and Venezuela, has made it possible to carry out over one million eye surgeries in the South American nation over the last eight years.
Farmapatria, the government run chain of pharmacy stores launched in May is selling medicines which cover 85% of illnesses common Venezuelans, as well as carrying out free services such as laboratory testing, blood pressure readings, vaccinations, and providing nutritional information.
At 7am every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, a Cuban with the Mission Barrio Adentro Sports sets himself up in a nearby plaza to give an exercise class to any of those who'd like to attend. In the afternoons, another Cuban runs dance-exercise classes in the park, something that has become quite popular. He also often facilitates chess games at our community events.