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    Of the triplets,two infants died by bacteria
    09-Feb 6:31 a.m. | Laudelyn Sequera, Maracay / Lilia Malave
    Members of medical societies claim that the caregiver is insufficient

    In the Central Hospital of Maracay are seen between 30 and 50 births per day, 25% of whom are premature | Mariana Rojas
    On Tuesday, Dubosqui Quevedo went to claim the body of her daughter, born just days before the medical examiner's Maracay. The girl, who died in the Central Hospital of that city on Feb. 4 in the morning, their second daughter was dead in 24 hours. His wife, Yasenia Hernandez gave birth to triplets, and today only survives the man, who is being held in the Neonatology Service. The babies died, as recorded in the minutes of death, respiratory problems, allegedly resulting from a bacterial infection acquired in the hospital. The three children weighed 1.55 kilos at birth , although it was a controlled pregnancy. It of the first children of the marriage, who went to the hospital because he could not afford a multiple birth in a private clinic. Quintero said he could never see her children because, next to the male, kept in an incubator. Neither the medical staff were notified of their health condition, were other hospital personnel who were sent to say: "The children are well." However, the marriage the first child buried on Saturday, because of respiratory problems than ever are detailed. They were at the funeral when they called to notify the death of the second baby. The death certificate also contains irregularities. "Appears Dr. Fanny Calzadilla as the doctor who treated Yasenia, but we in no time we met, "said Quevedo. Overcrowding Although the health center have undertaken deep cleaning days, bacterial growth could go beyond the hygiene. Maria Jose Castro, a member of the Venezuelan Society of Paediatrics & Child Care, said that the infections identified as the cause of death of 11 infants last week including the daughters of Quevedo, are attributable to problems of overcrowding, "It is very difficult prevent bacterial growth in confined spaces and used to triple its capacity. " were released this week pictures of six infants who shared the incubator designed for one. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the Central Hospital of Maracay is unique in the region, therefore has a high demand that lowers the quality of its services, according to the specialist. Lisbeth Aurenty, the Hospital Infections Committee of the Venezuelan Society of Infectious Diseases, explains that the bacteria are acquired between 48 and 72 hours after admission to hospital or clinic, but can occur up to 7 days after discharge. The most common are Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeroginus, enterococci, staphylococci and E. Coli. Once infected, you need to practice a culture to identify the bacteria acquired. These reviews are done now in samples taken from the deceased. Although the poor maintenance of hospital areas can promote the growth of bacteria such as Pseudomonas, grown in moist, well usually occurs from prolonged use and aseptic catheter , a vein or an incubator. All these situations are related to hospital overcrowding , says Maria Jose Castro: "The neonatal intensive therapies have few seats, which are often full. When we receive a woman in labor must take that into account, otherwise no quotas, it is necessary to refer, because by accepting it, is encouraged overcrowding newborns. " Other causes. Nancy Villalobos, defender of the people in Aragua State, said yesterday that although we can not advance the cause of death, the first reports from the hospital staff indicated that they were pictures of babies with low birthweight, premature whose mothers did not have proper control in pregnancy. The president of the Venezuelan Society of Childcare and Pediatrics, Armando Arias, insists that they have neglected the health measures in hospitals because of overcrowding. "Premature infants are certainly more prone to respiratory infections because their lungs have not matured. A baby weighing only a kilo could die at any hospital in the world, but in a Venezuelan would further possibilities: our neonatal intensive care units are few and not enough beds and incubators. addition, bacteriological studies, which should be permanent to control the risks involved do not have the necessary rigor. " Speaking of overcrowding, Castro and Arias not only address the shortcomings of infrastructure. Also reported that staff and supplies are not enough: "A nurse should be responsible, at most, four babies, but can handle double that without soap and without alcohol to disinfect their hands between each case," says Arias. Castro said that the graduate Perez Carreno Hospital Neonatology , coordinated by it, this year only four students were enrolled and were three vacancies: "In these conditions and without pay to motivate, it is understandable the situation."