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The economic crisis currently drowning Venezuela has added another depressing facet to the crisis in the form of a shortage of medicine. In recent reports, cancer drugs are showing up on the black market and items such as soap and medical gloves are being stolen from hospital.
Dr. Jose Manuel Gonzalez says infant death mortality has risen to just over 2% in 2015, a hundredfold increase.

Such relatively simple procedures such as dialysis are ending with patients having their feet amputated because the machines are not functioning and the hospitals do not have the funds to have them repaired.

Unfortunately according to Dr. Manuel Gonzalez, Venezuela failed to save during the fiscal boom that it enjoyed while oil prices were high. Now that those same oil prices have fallen, the country is in a persistent state of poverty with no ending in sight.

 

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