16:51 | Cusco (Cusco region), Jul. 12.
Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Sunday supervised a temporary hospitalization unit recently set up at Cusco Regional Hospital.
Via Twitter, the Presidency of the Republic
stated that the Government is expanding the capacity of hospital services in Cusco region to take care of more patients.
In this regard, the Head of State noted that containing the pandemic
involves all citizens in following three simple rules: the use of face masks, hand washing, and social distancing.
"We must increase the response capacity to deal with the pandemic. Therefore, we provide the population with the first 100 hospital beds, and an additional 100 will be added this month," he said.
"Additionally, an agreement was signed to implement temporary hospitals in Sicuani and Quillabamba cities —with 50 hospital beds each— for the care of COVID-19 patients," he added.
According to the Peruvian leader, there are regions where the virus has recently been detected, and its spread is increasing little by little.
"With the experience we have, we are placing emphasis on them (the regions) to prevent a significant increase in cases," he said.
Furthermore, the President of the Republic disclosed that the country has signed a Government-to-Government agreement with France to implement works at Cusco-based Antonio Lorena Hospital, which will be equipped with more than 440 hospital beds and 48 ICU beds.