18.7 C
Caracas
Saturday, 25 June, 2022

Patients must ride in the back of pickups due to the lack of fuel for ambulances

Relatives of Gustavo Brito, 71 years old, said the elderly patient with a broken leg had to leave the hospital on the back of a pick-up truck (that charged him $3) since the center ambulance was out of gasoline.

-

By Alexander Olvera.

Gustavo Brito, 71 years old, and resident of San Carlos, Cojedes state, could not catch a break. First, he endures a broken femur, and then, when discharged from the hospital, was told the ambulance would not give him a ride home since it was out of gasoline. The elderly patient had to pay $3 to ride in the back of a pick-up truck.

Brito went to a public health center in the capital city of Cojedes for an examination on Thursday, June 25. Family members share videos about the situation.

Gustavo, with a broken femur, should only move about in a proper ambulance. So, that Thursday, they called at 7:00 am to 911 to ask an ambulance picked him up and took him to the Center for Integral Medical Care of Minors, where he was to have an ultrasound scan.

You must read A pregnant woman died because a military denied her gasoline

After finishing the medical review, they called the paramedics to pick up the patient and take him back to his residence, but they did not answer the phone. They added that after multiple failed calls, they managed to communicate, and the officials informed them that they could not take Brito home because they did not have gasoline.

- Advertisement -

Brito’s relatives said that after spending all day waiting, they had to put him in the back of a truck, in a reclining chair, to take him home. Also, they must pay 600,000 bolivars to one person for the ride.

Thousands of Venezuelans in the most disconnected areas of our country visit El Pitazo daily to get indispensable information in their daily lives. For many of them we are the only source of verified news free of political bias.

Sustaining the operation of this independent media is becoming increasingly expensive and difficult. That is why we created a membership program: We do not charge for reporting, but we bet that readers see the value of our work and help us with an economic contribution that is increasingly necessary.

Become part of the Superaliados community or make a one-time contribution.

Ensure the existence of El Pitazo with a monetary contribution that fits your possibilities.

HAZTE SUPERALIADO/A

It is completely safe and only takes 1 minute.

THE MOST SEEN

Tu indignación es necesaria
Hazte Aliado