Health workers in Bolivia on hunger strike to protest government
"We feel abandoned and unprotected," said doctor Aramayo, urging the Palo Blanco's community to join the hunger strike.
Health workers at Palos Blancos Health Center in Bolivia went on hunger strike to protest the low wages, and the lack of biosecurity and medicines to treat COVID-19 patients.
The workers said: "We have kept the service going even though we haven't been paid in months. But, we can no longer treat COVID-19 patients because of the lack of supplies and medicines," said one of the doctors.
Bolivia's authorities have not responded to their complaints. "We feel abandoned and unprotected," said doctor Aramayo, urging the Palo Blanco's community to join the hunger strike.
The hunger strike by Palos Blancos' medical team is taking place amid days of protest throughout the country against the coup-born regime lead by Jeanine Añez.