Venezuela Investing More in Public Health

Caracas, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government is increasingly investing in the public health system with rehabilitating Integral Diagnostic Centers (CDI), opening 303 operating rooms and activating governmental pharmaceutical laboratories.

Despite the economic and financial blockade imposed by the U.S. government, the European Union and Washington regional allies, the Ministry of Health of Venezuela restored 38 of 48 CDI, Health Minister Luis Lopez said.

Improvements in CDI infrastructure are accompanied by the supply of new high-tech equipment, which help to double the average patient care from 1,200 to 1,500 a day for each center, he stressed.

Lopez said that to improve medical care, about 2,000 specialists trained in the areas of anesthesiology, pediatrics, obstetrics, and gynecology will soon begin working at the CDI, and emphasized that the Venezuelan health system ‘has been winning victories.’

The official also reported that the National Surgical Plan has received about 16,559 new equipment, and nearly 1,228 works have been done in the infrastructural area of some medical centers throughout the nation.

The government of President Nicolas Maduro, promotes the implementation of new working groups with private entrepreneurs interested in investing in the reactivation of state-managed pharmaceutical laboratories, the official stated.

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