The Venezuelan president met with representatives of the health sector, from Russia, Cuba and the Pan-American Health Organization (OPS), in the Miraflores Palace (head of the state’s executive branch), to discuss how to strengthen Venezuela’s health system
Feb 21 (teleSUR) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Moros announced on Thursday the arrival of medical aid, arriving from Russia for the strengthening of the public health system.
The Venezuelan president met with representatives of the health sector, from Russia, Cuba and the Pan-American Health Organization (OPS), in the Miraflores Palace (head of the state’s executive branch), to discuss how to strengthen Venezuela’s health system.
“Today, 7.5 tons of medicines are coming to Venezuela from Russia to continue equipping our country,” stated Maduro, before adding that Venezuela has also received 108,428 units of medicines, surgical equipment and other types of equipment to strengthen the health system.
President Maduro stated that the shipments arriving in Venezuela are paid by the Bolivarian government as will be those arriving weekly in the future. “It is humanitarian assistance, humanitarian support because it is overcoming a blockade, but Venezuelans are not beggars of anyone and that is why we proceed to pay all our obligations,” he reiterated.
The president denounced that there is an economic and financial persecution against his country by the United States Government, which makes the acquisition of medicines much harder for Venezuelans.
However, the leader of the Bolivarian revolution also stressed the importance of a multilateral world and thanked the other nations that are opposing the blockade and economic war against Venezuela. Maduro also stressed the importance of the United Nations (UN) and international organizations for the construction multilateral politics.
“Fortunately we have good friends in the world and we have the support of the United Nations, the Pan American Health Organization, the World Health Organization,” he said.
President Maduro explained that some of the medicines that arrived in the country are: paracetamol, ampicillin, diazepam, digoxin, dopamine, sodium chloride solution, gentamicin, hydrocortisone, lidocaine, penicillin, salbutamol, among others.
President Maduro called upon Colombian President Ivan Duque to “stop serving the dark interests of Donald Trump,” stating that their objective is to create a war between Venezuela and Colombia. “The economic blockade and the persecution that Donald Trump has against Venezuela requires us to improve. That is the challenge!” He stressed.
After these statements, the Venezuelan president called for a massive popular mobilization of the Chavista forces, for February 23 throughout the national territory. “Here in Caracas we will have a super mobilization,” he said.
On the other hand, the Venezuelan Minister for Nourishment, Luis Medina, indicated that some 20,600 boxes were sent with products from the government program Local Committee for Supply and Production (CLAP) to the Colombian municipality of Cúcuta.
The Bolivarian government is aiming to help the families in that municipality, that live in extreme poverty and have not had any response from the Colombian government. Via Twitter, Minister Medina said; “This is the real humanitarian aid of Venezuela in solidarity with the communities of the North Santander department.”