On Tuesday, lawyer Manuel Ferreira shared photos of newborn babies sleeping in cardboard boxes. The pictures were reportedly taken at IVSS Guzman Lander, a medical facility in Barcelona, Venezuela.
The boxes, according to El Nacional, are the result of a lack of proper medical equipment, such as incubators and cribs, due to Venezuela's ongoing financial crisis.
However, there is some disagreement about how the infants ended up in the cardboard boxes.
José Zurbarán, the director of the hospital, told El Norte that the decision to use the boxes was made by nightshift workers — and a mistake.
But it is unclear if the babies have been removed from the boxes, or what the hospital plans to do with newborns in the future.
The photos have horrified Venezuelans.
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