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Venezuela’s healthcare system continues to deteriorate

The suffering of Venezuelans who need medical care is being compounded by the political and economic crisis.

Striking healthcare workers in Venezuela blame the government for how bad things have gotten.

The country had one of the best healthcare systems in South America 25 years ago but US sanctions and mismanagement by leaders, have forced doctors to flee and left medicines in short supply.

Venezuelan citizens are paying the price as President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido continue their power struggle.

Al Jazeera’s Sara Khairat explains.