The information was released by the NGO Médicos Unidos Venezuela, through Twitter, in which it explained that the security agent “came to the address and after putting the handcuffs on him, he refused to take them off.”
The health personnel of the Pastor Oropeza Hospital denounced the abuse of power and indicated that the case reached the Prosecutor’s Office.
In June: more than 40 doctors deprived of liberty
The president of the Venezuelan Medical Federation (FMV), Douglas León Natera, denounced on June 21 that more than 40 doctors They had been detained in the last 10 days in several states of the country, mainly in Zulia, Monagas, Sucre, Aragua, Lara and Apure.
León Natera did not detail the reasons given by the authorities for arresting the doctors or what crimes they were charged with.
In April, Nicolás Maduro declared a fight against what he called “hospital mafias” and, as a first measure, ordered the incorporation of secret inspectors in health centers to hunt down workers who, he says, steal supplies and medicines.
Since then, according to the president of the FMV, health workers, “particularly doctors,” have received threats in “all hospitals in Venezuela.”
Head of nursing Lcda María Suárez of the Carora hospital #Lara she is handcuffed for demanding the use of a mouth cover from an official.
The official appeared at the address and refused to remove his handcuffs, while the director Dr Chirinos demanded that he remove them#Let’s make some noise pic.twitter.com/TNbUpmpVbz
– United Doctors Vzla (@MedicosUnidosVe) June 30, 2022