When parents have a child in a hospital they expect that the child will receive proper treatment. Dateas covered one children’s hospital in Venezuela, children aren’t receiving the medications they need. Some of the children are dying because of the lack of attention. From brain cancer to epilepsy, there are children with almost every condition imaginable, and they are waiting for the government of Venezuela to help with the shortage of drugs in hospitals across the state.
Hallways are filled with people who are in the military, monitoring patients and parents like Norka Luque, 30, as they desperately wait for medications to be delivered. One of the lead doctors was fired three years before retirement because he stood up for the rights of the patients. Money can’t buy healthcare in Venezuela because some of the wealthiest people are waiting for treatments as well. Proper healthcare was one of the promises of the revolution, but under Nicolas Maduro, that promise is not being met.