Patients and relatives of the Central Hospital of San Cristóbal, would be denouncing the existing delay in the surgery program, which would be compromising the health of those affected
The Caracas sectional National Association of Journalists (CNP) reported this Thursday, June 9, that three journalists from the state of Táchira were victims of intimidation by the security officials of the Central Hospital of San Cristóbal, when they were covering a protest by patients and relatives.
The affected journalists were: Luz Dary Depablos and Anggy Polanco from the media outlet La Patilla, as well as Zulma López from Punto de Corte.
Internal security officials at the hospital took photos of the journalists as a method of intimidation.
#Tachira #9Jun #Complaint Colleagues Luz Dary Depablos and Anggy Polanco and of @The Pinand Zulma Lopez of @Cut point were intimidated by alleged Security officials of the Central Hospital of #San Cristobal who took pictures of them. pic.twitter.com/s4iGM9JO2M
– CNP Caracas (@CNPCaracas) June 9, 2022
Delay in surgeries
Patients and relatives denounced the delay in the elective surgery program, a situation that puts the health of their relatives at risk.
“We don’t have anything to eat, it’s not fair, we all have rights to help us.
We cannot leave here because we have nothing else to do, if we had a way to take them to a clinic we would not be here experiencing these needs, “said one of those affected.
Patients in bed with their relatives protested inside the health center facilities, and pointed out that “if we have enough to eat, we don’t have to pay for a clinic.”
He assured that the treatment they are being given by the authorizations of the Central Hospital, “is not fair.”
He asked the media and the general public to “support them in order to get out of here with all these minors and grandparents.”