Venezuelan military to take over distribution of medical and surgical supplies amid shortages

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When the army is distributing medical supplies in a country it’s pretty safe to say that things are not going well. Venezuela is a tragedy.

(From Fox Latino)

As Venezuelans struggle with widespread shortages in everything from basic food stuffs to toilet paper, the socialist nation’s defense minister announced on Wednesday that the military will take control of the distribution of “all medical and surgical supplies managed in all hospitals.”

Venezuelan Minister of Defense Vladimir Padrino López said during an address broadcast on state-owned Venezolana de Televisión that the National Bolivarian Armed Forces of Venezuela will take control of the medical supply sector “to guarantee that these medicines and supplies get to the patient efficiently and are neatly distributed and assigned.”

One in three people admitted to public hospitals last year died, the government reports.

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