“Protecting people´s health is our top priority, and we´ve proved it amid illegal sanctions, criminal blockade and in the struggle against the Covid-19 pandemic,” Maduro stressed.
We will increasingly move on towards a National Public Health System, “free, universal and quality”, the Venezuelan president said.
In a letter sent to the 77th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and read by Venezuelan Foreign Minister Carlos Faría, Maduro referred to the worldwide “pernicious discredit and stigmatization campaign” against Venezuela, which, he expressed, was against the Venezuelan people, the republican institutions and the “democratic Constitution”.
Regarding the economic impact, Maduro stated his country is currently facing 913 illegal sanctions that hinder his people from selling and buying what they produce and need for the development and enjoyment of their individual and collective existence.
The economic war has caused great losses (over $150 billion) in the last few years, which tightened during the pandemic by making it impossible to buy medical supplies, medicines and vaccines.
The Venezuelan President assured that in spite of the illegal sanctions, the imperialism has never been able to change Venezuelan people´s willingness, but rather “they strengthen it in the same way in which conscience and determination to be free are strengthened”.