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Paraguay’s Minister of Health denies the lack of material and accuses health workers of wanting to throw it away

August 19, 2020

Paraguayan Health Minister Julio Mazzoleni has denied the lack of personal protective equipment for workers in the health system, which he has accused of filing these complaints to ensure their dismissal.

Medical associations this week denounced the lack of suits, gloves or masks for health workers dedicated to fighting the coronavirus pandemic in the South American nation.

Mazzoleni responded to these complaints in a press conference on Tuesday, assuring that there is no shortage of these materials. “We have no problem with personal protective equipment,” he said.

Paraguay’s Minister of Health denies the lack of material and accuses health workers of wanting to throw it awayParaguay’s Minister of Health denies the lack of material and accuses health workers of wanting to throw it away

The industry minister said that part of the national industry was being converted to manufacture these materials and that Health was buying overseas “in a regulated manner” when that was not enough to meet demand.

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