Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra announced on Tuesday that his government will allocate nearly 20,000 million soles (nearly 5,000 million euros) to the Peruvian health sector in the country’s total budget for 2021, with the aim of giving “all Peruvians” access to quality services. “
“We will invest the largest healthcare investment in history in the Republic’s total budget in 2021. Approximately $ 20,000 million for all Peruvians to access high-quality services,” Vizcarra said during his message to the nation marking the 99th anniversary of independence Peru.
The President has made it clear that the new resources will help to expand the range of first-level health services, including more hospitals, medicines, laboratories and personal protective equipment.
The general budget for 2021 must be submitted to the Andean Country Congress before the end of August. In this sense, Vizcarra has shown its “belief” that Parliament will “take the opportunity to discuss and endorse this firm and tangible commitment to health”.