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No doctors, nurses or painkillers: surviving pregnancy in Venezuela

Yoli Cabeza was sent from one hospital to another before finally giving birth to her daughter Yusmari in the corridor of a maternity ward because her contractions came quicker than medical help. The 37-year-old was diagnosed with a high-risk pregnancy but that didn´t spare her from Venezuela´s medical "roulette" — the practice of referring patients from hospital to hospital due to a lack of personnel, supplies or sanitary conditions. Cabeza told AFP she "did the tour of every hospital in" Ciudad Guyana, the biggest…

Three more children die in Thar, raising current year death toll to 69

THARPARKAR: Three more children died due to malnutrition in Civil Hospital Mithi raising the death toll to 69 in current year, ARY News reported on Friday. The deceased children were under treatment among 16 others in the hospital. Sindh health department has confirmed at least 18 deaths in last one month due to malnutrition in drought-hit arid zone of Thar facing similar situation aggravated by the inattention of the government. In recent years, Tharparkar district has remained in the media limelight for drought,…