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  • The aid will be distributed to different facilities operated by the Red Cross and by the Venezuela public health system.

    The aid will be distributed to different facilities operated by the Red Cross and by the Venezuela public health system. | Photo: Venezuelan health ministry

Published 16 April 2019

The supplies were received by Health Minister Carlos Alvarado at "Simon Bolivar"​​​​​ International Airport, in the state of Vargas.

At least 24 tons of medical supplies arrived in Venezuela Tuesday as part of the first humanitarian technical shipment from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Associations.

The supplies were received by the Minister of Health Carlos Alvarado at the International Airport of Maiquetia "Simon Bolivar," located in the state of Vargas.

The Venezuelan minister said: "this aid contains 14 power plants with 14 transformers, as well as material for the workers of the Venezuelan Red Cross."

He also asserted that medical products will be distributed to the eight hospitals and more than 30 clinics that the Red Cross operates across Venezuela.

Meanwhile the rest of the supplies will go to various institutions that are part of public health system in deliveries coordinated by the Red Cross and Ministry of Health.

Last week President Nicolas Maduro said the Venezuelan government was negotiating with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) regarding the necessary parameters to receive humanitarian technical assistance in all sectors to guarantee the welfare of the people.


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