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Peru President: The goal is to have 20,000 beds for COVID-19 patients by end-June

14:20 | Lima, May. 26.

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Tuesday affirmed that the Government's goal is to have installed 20,000 hospital beds by the end of June to care for COVID-19 patients.


In this sense, the top official indicated that the Executive Branch's efforts aim to increase the supply for the provision of free-of-charge medical services in this area.


Likewise, the statesman pointed out that 5,000 beds will be added in 15 days, thus leading to 15,000. In the same period, the number of ICU beds will be increased to 1,300, and these will reach 2,000 by end-June.


He also expressed his appreciation to the doctors and nurses who will work in the aforementioned village taking care of patients.



On this occasion, the President was joined by Health Minister Victor Zamora and Social Health Insurance System (EsSalud) Executive-President Fiorella Molinelli.

Tuesday marks the seventy-second day of mandatory social isolation in Peru.

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Published: 5/26/2020
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