During this morning, a group of nurses and family members demonstrated in the Capitol before the problem of contagion and registered deaths of these health professionals due to Covid-19.
Among their claims is the lack of protective equipment, lack of tracking and tests to monitor the conditions of these professionals who are in the front row in the fight against the pandemic.
“We are currently going through a pandemic that has claimed six lives of our nursing heroes and there are more than 400 positive cases of contagion in these health professionals. Nursing professionals have been ignored in efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, we also denounce the lack of safety materials, these teams have been absent in several hospitals in the country. On the other hand, when the pandemic began, hospital directors laid off 250 nurses, to this day after receiving an incentive from the government, they have not recruited again, causing physical and mental exhaustion in the nursing staff who are retained. We wish to denounce this mistreatment to the personnel that has collateral effects on the citizens “, expressed the spokesman for the nurses Juan C. Del Valle Figueroa.