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Peru's President calls for joint efforts to fight endemic problem of corruption

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Peru's President inaugurates EsSalud's Tuman Hospital in Lambayeque region. Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic.

12:28 | Tuman (Lambayeque region), Oct. 12.

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra called on everyone to join forces to tackle the endemic problem of corruption, which attacks by smearing people's reputations.

The Head of State reiterated his indignation over complaints made without evidence, which seek to tarnish honors and put those who fight this scourge in the same category.

"We must work together to fight an endemic virus that has been present in society for decades and refuses to go away: the virus of corruption, which has caused most harm," he said.

According to the President, the Government is working on three priorities. The first one involves meeting the demands of the pandemic, without lowering the guard, as well as improving hospital supply.

The second priority is the creation of jobs through the economic reactivation. The third one is to ensure free and transparent elections in April next year so as to have better authorities in Congress and the Presidency of the Republic.

Remarks were made as he inaugurated EsSalud's Tuman Hospital in Lambayeque region for the care of COVID-19 patients and those with other diseases.

During the event, the Peruvian leader was joined by Social Health Insurance System (EsSalud) Executive-President Fiorella Molinelli.


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Published: 10/12/2020
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