President Martin Vizcarra on Monday highlighted that the health sector is the priority in the general budget draft for the 2021 fiscal year, which was recently submitted to Congress.
The health sector’s budget amounts to S/20.940 billion (about US$5.915 billion) —an increase of 13%, which is the highest in the last three years aimed at meeting the health emergency and financing the needs due to the pandemic.
The statesman thanked nursing professionals for the efforts made in the face of the pandemic —a situation that “demands the greatest effort of all citizens.”
Likewise, the top official said that there are nearly 100,000 nurses who provide great support in terms of health care services, adding that 71 have lost their lives doing their job.
He also reiterated that the Government is willing to coordinate with all sectors to achieve the goals of overcoming the difficult situation generated by the current pandemic.
El presidente @MartinVizcarraC acudió al Colegio de Enfermeros del Perú, donde saludó y reconoció la esmerada labor de las enfermeras y los enfermeros en la atención y cuidado de pacientes en la primera línea de batalla frente al Covid-19. pic.twitter.com/kugH4EtofS
— Presidencia Perú (@presidenciaperu) August 31, 2020