Monday, May 16, 2016

“After Julio Rafael Parucho suffered a serious head injury...

"After Julio Rafael Parucho suffered a serious head injury a year ago, doctors removed a quarter of his brain. But because of a shortage of doctors, Julio, 32, has had to wait a year for a follow-up operation. The economic crisis in Venezuela, where Julio lives, has exploded into a public health emergency. Luis Razetti Hospital, where @meridithkohut photographed Julio, is a battlefield clinic in a country where there is no war. Even among Venezuela's failing hospitals, Luis Razetti has become one of the most notorious. For the past 2 and a half months, the hospital hasn't had a way to print X-rays, so patients must use a smartphone to take a picture of their scans. Meanwhile, the pharmacy has bare shelves. When patients need treatment, doctors give relatives a list of medicines, solutions and other items to track down from black-market sellers. Visit the link in our profile to read more." By nytimes on Instagram.

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