Venezuela will have ten million dollars to reinforce COVID-19 prevention schemes
The Presidential Commission for the Attention, Prevention and Control of the Coronavirus, held this Thursday a meeting with the representative of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and World Health Organization (WHO) in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Gerardo De Cossio.
This was announced by the Executive Vice-president of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, in the company of the People’s Power Minister for Health, Carlos Alvarado and the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza.
“The specific case that we addressed had to do with the requirements of the Venezuelan Government regarding the humanitarian agreement that was signed with sectors of the Venezuelan opposition, a product of the political dialogue, to which our President Nicolás Maduro has repeatedly called”, he reported.
In this context, the Vice-president detailed that contacts are maintained with the Government of Norway and its representatives for dialogue; and reported that for the well-being of the Venezuelan population it has been possible to dispose of 10 million dollars – resources of the Venezuelan people – that had been blocked.
“We have extended the requirements of our government to make use of these resources, precisely to serve our doctors, nurses, health personnel, patients; everything that has to do with equipment for intensive care and hospital infrastructure,” she explained.
During the meeting, the authorities exchanged valuable information on the screening mechanisms, application of rapid and molecular tests, treatment schemes, and on the method of searching and terminating the contagion chains.
Finally, PAHO, through its representative in Venezuela, was asked to mediate with the governments of Colombia and Brazil to establish the necessary contacts for the purposes of efficient health and epidemiological coordination.