A patient rests at the Central Hospital in Maracay, Venezuela, on Oct 23, 2013. Legions of ailing Venezuelans are being neglected by a national healthcare system that doctors say is now collapsing after months of steady deterioration caused by funding shortfalls, numbing inflation and currency controls.
A patient rests at the Central Hospital in Maracay, Venezuela, on Oct 23, 2013. Legions of ailing Venezuelans are being neglected by a national healthcare system that doctors say is now collapsing after months of steady deterioration caused by funding shortfalls, numbing inflation and currency controls. Ariana Cubillos Associated Press
A patient rests at the Central Hospital in Maracay, Venezuela, on Oct 23, 2013. Legions of ailing Venezuelans are being neglected by a national healthcare system that doctors say is now collapsing after months of steady deterioration caused by funding shortfalls, numbing inflation and currency controls. Ariana Cubillos Associated Press

Crisis in Venezuelan hospitals: too many patients, too few beds

November 04, 2017 12:17 PM

UPDATED November 09, 2017 06:46 PM

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  • Trump at UN: We are prepared to take further action if the government of Venezuela persists

    "The Venezuelan people are starving and their country is collapsing," President Donald Trump stated before the United Nations on Sept. 19, 2017. He later called on other countries to do more to address the crisis in Venezuela under the dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro which "has inflicted terrible misery and suffering on the good people of that country."