Peru President oversees further Pan Am Village works to assist COVID-19 patients

ANDINA/Prensa Presidencia

13:26 | Lima, May. 6.

The President of the Republic Martin Vizcarra on Wednesday paid a visit to the COVID-19 Care and Isolation Center based in the Lima Pan American Village, where he oversaw the preparation of Towers 1 and 2 to provide care for patients with the novel coronavirus.

The expansion will allow 900 additional beds to serve patients diagnosed with coronavirus.

Joined by Health Minister Victor Zamora and Social Health Insurance System (EsSalud) Executive-President Fiorella Molinelli, the Head of State toured the areas of these new facilities.

While inspecting the field hospital, the top official was also greeted —from a considerable distance— by health sector workers and armed forces members based in the complex.

According to the COVID-19 Care and Isolation Center managers, the Pan American Village has 7 towers, with 20 floors each.

To date, a total of 1,661 coronavirus patients have been treated at Towers 3 and 4.

Initially set to last from March 16 to 30, the measure was extended thru May 10.

Wednesday marks the fifty-second day of mandatory social isolation in Peru.


Published: 5/6/2020
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