La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) otorgó la ampliación de las medidas cautelares solicitadas por CECODAP y Prepara Familia a favor de 13 servicios del Hospital José Manuel de los Ríos de Venezuela. A través de esta medida se conmina al Estado venezolano a adoptar las medidas necesarias para garantizar la vida, integridad personal y salud de más de 100 niñas, niños y adolescentes pacientes de los 13 servicios de dicho hospital.
Tras un largo proceso y más de 11 informes mensuales de actualización del estado de los servicios médicos, la CIDH aprobó la ampliación. tomó una decisión. Ahora, el estado venezolano tiene un plazo de 20 días para implementar y reportar ante la CIDH la implementación de las medidas para garantizar que los niños y niñas que asisten al hospital tengan acceso a servicios de salud de calidad.
Para emitir esta medida cautelar la CIDH tomó en cuenta la crisis actual del sistema de salud a causa del desabastecimiento de medicamentos, el estado de las instalaciones y falta de personal e insumos en Venezuela.
Esta medida cautelar, al igual que la otorgada el 21 de febrero de 2018 a favor del Servicio de Nefrología del Hospital JM de los Ríos, es un paso importante para todos los niños, familias y médicos que exigen mejoras en la atención que brinda el hospital y la salud pública en general.
Durante este proceso, uno de los adolescentes peticionarios de la medida cautelar falleció en el servicio de Nefrología. Por su parte, CECODAP se compromete a continuar con la documentación y denuncia en beneficio de la salud y bienestar de la niñez venezolana.
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