As doctors leave, Venezuela’s health care in crisis

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Venezuela’s healthcare sector is disintegrating. Thousands of doctors are leaving. They say it’s because of poor working conditions plus a lack of safety and resources. It is hard to accurately tell the exact doctor-to-patient ratio in Venezuela. And whether or not experts are alarmed by doctors going abroad, the shortage of medical personnel is visible.

In the past decade, a government-sponsored program has trained more than 18,000 medical professionals. The challenge now is keeping these doctors.

As CCTV’s Martin Markovits reports, the mass exodus is a prescription for disaster for millions of people already struggling to stay healthy.

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As doctors leave the country, Venezuela's healthcare in crisis

As doctors leave the country, Venezuela's healthcare in crisis

Venezuela's healthcare sector is disintegrating. Thousands of doctors are leaving. They say it's because of poor working conditions . CCTV's Martin Markovits reports.
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