Venezuela will dispose 10 million dollars to fight COVID-19

The Vice President of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, reported on Thursday that Venezuela will dispose $ 10 million to acquire supplies for health personnel, equipment for hospital infrastructure and provision of medications to care for patients with COVID-19.

Rodríguez indicated that this action is the product of national dialogue, the Venezuelan Government signed an agreement with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), to access the nation’s resources and thus be able to expand the requirements to combat Covid-19 in the country:

“As a result of that dialogue signed by the Humanitarian Agreement, we have had the possibility of having 10 million dollars that are resources of the Venezuelan people. We have extended the requirements of our Government to make use of these resources to attend to our doctors, nurses and COVID-19 patients”, she stated from Miraflores Palace, in Caracas.

In this sense, she explained that government authorities consigned a list with the Executive’s requirements to the PAHO representative, Gerardo de Cossio, during a meeting with the Presidential Commission for Follow-up, Control and Prevention of COVID-19.

Rodríguez noted that, through a “fruitful and productive” conversation, they exchanged information on the vaccine system for Venezuela, as well as on the community screening method for detecting positive cases of the infectious disease.

Referring to the daily balance of infections by COVID-19, she noted that the National Government requested PAHO to intercede with the administrations of Brazil and Colombia in order to establish the respective coordinations to address the epidemiological situation in the border area.