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Peru's President: Together we can beat coronavirus and achieve development

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra inaugurates oxygen plant in Chanchamayo. Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra inaugurates oxygen plant in Chanchamayo. Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic

15:34 | Chanchamayo (Junin region), Sep. 20.

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Sunday said that there is no time to lose in sterile political discussions, so he advocated for the continuation of works in every region of the country in a bid to meet the needs of the population.

Speaking from Chanchamayo Province, where he paid a working visit, the top official urged authorities to continue running development projects within their jurisdictions and working together at different levels of government and citizenry.

"The support of civil society and the entire community, as well as individual and anonymous contributions, with a clear leadership of the Church, are symbolized here. Together we can do great things, and this is what Chanchamayo has taught all Peruvians. This is a lesson to politicians. We can achieve great things in the country if we work together," he said.

The oxygen plant was made possible through the contribution of civil society, the Apostolic Vicariate, taxpayers, as well as public and private institutions, with an investment cost of S/851,000 (about US$241,281).

Its implementation will allow production of up to 48 oxygen cylinders of 10 cubic meters each per day, thus improving the care of COVID-19 patients who need to get oxygen on a timely basis.

It must be noted that 50 oxygen cylinders and 1,000 COVID-19 treatment kits have been delivered to Junin as part of the actions to counter the pandemic in said region.

The Head of State warned Peruvians not to lower the guard despite the decline in numbers of infected, hospitalized, and dead people in recent weeks. 

Remarks were made in Chanchamayo Province as he inaugurated an oxygen plant at Julio Cesar Damarini Caro Hospital in Chanchamayo to strengthen the health response capacity against COVID-19 in Junin region.

The top official was accompanied by his wife First Lady Maribel Diaz and Justice-Human Rights Minister Ana Neyra.

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Published: 9/20/2020
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