24 Tons of Medical Supplies Arrive Under Coordination Between President Maduro and the International Red Cross

16/Abr/2019.- On Tuesday, a shipment of 24 tons of medical supplies arrived in Venezuela as a result of the meeting held between the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

The information was made public by the Minister of Popular Power for Health, Carlos Alvarado, from the Simón Bolívar International Airport, located in Maiquetía, Vargas state, who also specified that the arrival of these medical supplies coordinated by the Bolivarian Government was done following international parameters.

This first shipment is made up of drug kits for emergency care, 14 small size generators with 14 transformers, some drums for storing water and material for workers and volunteers of the Venezuelan Red Cross.

A good part of the material will be distributed to the 8 hospitals and 30 small size medical centers of the Red Cross in Venezuela, and half will be distributed in the National Public Health System, in a joint effort between the Red Cross and the Ministry of the Popular Power for Health, to receive and properly distribute the implements that are arriving in the country.

 

“This collaboration begins to alleviate a bit the issue of the international blockade that we suffer in terms of acquiring medicines and food supplies for Venezuelans”, said Alvarado.

He also recalled that recently material and medical supplies arrived from China and Russia, and that there are permanent working groups within the United Nations system and with PAHO, for the supply of medicines through direct procurement mechanisms and others using the Humanitarian Assistance Technique in order to bypass the US illegal and unilateral sanctions against the Venezuelan people.

This first shipment of medical supplies that arrives inVenezuela is the product of the meetings between the Head of State, Nicolás Maduro and the Chancellor of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, with the President of the International Red Cross, Peter Maurer, who ratified the common disposition to establish cooperation mechanisms for international assistance and support in full respect of the Venezuelan legal system.

In this way the scope of productive agreements will allow the Venezuelan population to be offered better services and they will counteract the imperial blockade.

Minister Alvarado stressed that whenever a cargo is authorized and agreed upon with the Bolivarian Government, there will be no problem accepting humanitarian technical assistance.

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Source URL: Alba Ciudad

Translated by JRE\EF

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