61 patients from the Jesús de Nazareno Hemodialysis Unit registered at Uninef

They received support from the authorities this Saturday during the day.

After the closure of the Jesús de Nazareno Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis Unit, located in the Caura sector of Puerto Ordaz, Uninef carried out a census of the 61 patients so that each of them received their treatment.

Vedgalis Rodríguez, a relative of one of those affected, explained to PRIMICIA that on Saturday the census closed around 6:00 in the afternoon and just at that time they began the last hemodialysis session that ended at 10:00 at night.

He explained that as part of the count they made the session schedule for each patient; some on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and others on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, in the 6:00 am, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm shifts.

He commented that “in the middle of the census, Deputy John Zarate appeared; the Health authority in Bolívar state, Dr. Franklin Franchi, as well as the Ombudsman’s Office, also accompanied by the Public Ministry prosecutor.

“Even on the same Saturday with the support of envoys by the governor of the Bolívar state, Justo Noguera Pietri, they made the wait more bearable thanks to the logistics of water and food for patients and all Uninef personnel.”

They had transportation to return to their homes, this so that the census was carried out in its entirety on the same day.

He highlighted that patients who arrived severely decompensated due to the lack of dialysis were admitted to his session. They assisted more than 20 from the Jesús de Nazareno Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis Unit, in order to stabilize them.

Air conditioning support

According to what Rodríguez said, this Monday, once the dialysis cycle had started, Uninef lent a room that it did not have enabled, to support those registered; however, it does not have air conditioning.

Rodríguez explained that on the issue of air conditioning, they agreed with those sent by the governor to resolve as soon as possible to give the best care to patients in the 4 hours they must remain in their session; but so far it has not been solved.

He took the opportunity to call on them to offer the solution as soon as possible, because the heat in the room worsens decompensation and increases the risk of bacterial infections in the catheters of patients.

He pointed out that regarding the reopening of the Jesús de Nazareno Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis Unit, “we await a pronouncement from the IVSS entities, the Bolivar State Government and the Presidency, if applicable.”

«It is extremely important for all the 61 patients who say they feel like victims at Uninef; at present there is only one extra hospital center and totally collapsed, not giving room to new admissions from the Raúl Leoni and Uyapar Hospitals due to the lack of capacity in space and machines, “he said.

He proposed the reopening and conditioning of the Jesús de Nazareno Hemodialysis Unit or a new much-needed center in Ciudad Guayana.

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