Restrictions Cause Doctors Without Borders to Withdraw from Caracas Hospital

MSF said it had not received a response to its requests to Venezuelan authorities for work permits for its specialists. Venezuela’s information ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) will withdraw from a collaboration with a Venezuelan hospital to treat COVID-19 patients due to restrictions on specialists’ ability to enter the country, the medical NGO said on Tuesday, November 24th.

MSF, known in English as Doctors Without Borders, said the restrictions made it impossible to operate out of the Ana Francisca Perez de Leon II hospital in the poor neighborhood of Petare, in the east of capital Caracas. It said it would maintain programs at the Vargas hospital in Caracas and some facilities elsewhere in the country.

“Although the international . . .

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