Dialysis center in Charallave intervened

Between the mayoralties and the Ivss they will undertake work tables to recover the center. Photos: Courtesy Secretary of Law Charallave.

This Monday, officials from the Venezuelan Institute of Social Security (Ivss) intervened at the CARE Dialysis Center of Venezuela, located on Tosta García de Charallave Avenue, Miranda state.

The measure was executed by Dr. Emilena Romero, Ivss National Director of Nephrology, who was accompanied by Dr. Angélica María Rodríguez, the sole health authority of the Cristóbal Rojas municipality; and Belkis Sayago, lawyer for the Office of the Ombudsman in Miranda.

The intervention of the dialysis center, which depends on the private company, was due to complaints from kidney patients registered last Thursday, the 7th, when they denounced the inoperability of half of the machines, the resignation of four nurses due to salary conditions and the amount of biological waste that gave off bad odors. 

Rafael García, secretary of Territorial Management and Right to the City of the Cristóbal Rojas municipality, said that in the clinic there are 24 machines for dialysis of patients; However, 13 machines are out of service, which makes it impossible to attend to more patients and comply with treatment hours.

He reported that daily at the clinical center they treat between 48 and 50 patients with kidney problems. It currently has four doctors, 8 nurses, an administrator, a warehouse manager and four waitresses. It is the only dialysis health center in the Valles del Tuy and its users must get up early and link it up to complete their treatment.

Faced with the situation, a specialized technical team from the Ivss began to review the dialysis machines. "On Wednesday a work table will be held with the Bolivarian Mayors of the Tuy axis to undertake actions that allow the recovery of the facilities and the immediate hiring of all medical and nursing personnel by the social security that works in the dialysis center" Garcia explained.

Mayor Humberto Marte Tejada ordered that starting tomorrow, Tuesday, four people will start working to maintain the center. He also gave instructions for the care of workers with a food supply and infrastructure improvements with painting.

During the intervention process were Gilberto Díaz, secretary of Misiones y Grandes Misiones HC; Rafael García, secretary of Territorial Management and Right to the City; and First Lieutenant José Santana, chief of the Ziss Valles del Tuy. The Delegate Defender of the Bolivarian State of Miranda, José Ángel Guzmán, knows about the intervention.