The President of the Republic Martin Vizcarra has stressed that the Government is making decisive progress on expanding the free-of-charge hospital offer aimed at facing the COVID-19 pandemic in Peru.
"Three weeks ago, through an Urgency Decree, it was decided to expand the hospital offer by 5,000 additional beds in order to face the pandemic. Now, there are 13,000 beds nationwide, and there will be a total of 20,000 in one month
. Besides, we now rely on 1,300 ICU beds
," he expressed.
"Starting tomorrow (Friday), Villa EsSalud Pucallpa will be operating, in adequate conditions to attend to patients, featuring spacious rooms and a fully equipped pharmacy," he underlined.
The statesman added that this hospital has the capacity to process the drug known as ivermectin. In this sense, he specified that its production can reach 300 units on a daily basis and up to 6,000 a month.
On this occasion, the President was joined by EsSalud Executive President Fiorella Molinelli.