The neurology service of the main pediatric hospital in the country, the JM de los Ríos, closed its doors leaving at least 500 children without consultations or treatments, reported this Monday via Twitter TVV Noticias. The reporter Mariana De Barros details that after the closure of cardiology and intensive care at the country’s main pediatric hospital, the neurology hospital joins, which closed its doors on January 11 despite having precautionary measures from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, in his opinion, a new blow to the right to health of Venezuelan children. “We have a structural problem, we know that elevators in the consultation tower do not work, we have serious problems with the water service, the electricity service that from time to time there have been inconveniences, but above all the most important thing is the issue of maintenance. of the teams, that patients cannot have a CT scan, an MRI in the hospital, nor can they have the examinations that are ordered every day in this type of specialties, such as neurology, “said Katherine Martínez, director of the NGO Prepara Familia. In addition, the spokeswoman said that “additionally the doctors cannot comply with the biosafety protocol due to the Covid issue, because they only give them one mask a day and a pair of gloves to attend to all patients.” “Regardless of all this, we must also add the salary situation of health workers, the staff is between 3 and 4 dollars of salary,” she said. In addition to these deplorable conditions, there is a salary of no more than $ 4 a month for the doctors in this area, which, when closed, leaves many children in the air, De Barros points out.