The anesthesiologist Nellys Hernández de Villasmil He died this Thursday, July 9, after contracting COVID-19 in the Zulia state, the entity’s medical union confirmed. The 66-year-old specialist was being held in the intensive care unit of the Hospital Universitario de Maracaibo (HUM).
“With regret, I report the death of the much-loved anesthesiologist Dra. Nelly Villasmil, victim of COVID-19. Her death mourns the entire medical union and the Graduate Medicine Division, “said the doctor. Freddy Pachano, surgeon and postgraduate chief of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zulia (LUZ), on his Twitter account.
Pachano noted that Dr. Nellys Hernández de Villasmil was part of the training of many anesthesiologists “who are around the world today.”
“Its tremendous work in the field of anesthesia and especially his ability to anesthetize children earned him my appreciation and admiration. As a resident I saw her dedication, her extreme delicacy for children, “she said.
His relatives had started a fundraising campaign to cover your expenses. His colleagues were also requesting support to obtain medications such as Moxifloxacin.
With his death, they add seven doctors killed by COVID-19 in this region, but only one of the deaths has been recognized by the authorities.
Zulia is the state most affected by the new coronavirus in Venezuela: it adds at least 1,791 cases and its governor, Omar Prieto, also contracted COVID-19. The entity enabled six hospitals, hotels, the Palace of Events in Maracaibo and even the Zulia Public Library to house patients.
Doctors from the University Hospital of Maracaibo continue to request help to face the pandemic through the program “COVID-19 Volunteering”, which started on June 24. They hope to strengthen, with more doctors, materials and supplies, the main hospital for the care of people with coronavirus in Zulia.
Dr. Nelly Villasmil, my dear friend and teacher. How her departure hurts me. Her enormous work in the field of anesthesia and especially her ability to anesthetize children earned her my recognition and admiration.… https://t.co/a7Ib0JSdVX
– Freddy E Pachano A (@fpachano) July 9, 2020