12 private clinics “have expressed interest” in signing contracts to care for patients with COVID-19

12 private clinics

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The Minister of Health, Víctor Zamora, welcomed the progress made in the benefit exchange process.

He Ministry of Health (Minsa) He reported that 12 private clinics “have expressed interest” in signing the contracts with the State to provide care for severely coronavirus patients.

These are the Ricardo Palma, San Juan Bautista, San Pablo, Jesús del Norte, San Gabriel, San Felipe, Anglo American, International, San Borja, San Pablo (Huaraz), San Pablo (Arequipa) and San Pablo (Trujillo) clinics. .

In a press release, the portfolio noted that the Comprehensive Health Insurance (SIS) handed over the contracting bases to private establishments, after which companies that meet the requirements will be able to approach their facilities with the corresponding documentation, in the shortest time, to sign the corresponding contract.

Minister Víctor Zamora hailed the progress made in the benefit exchange process and hopes that the contracts to be signed will be the basis for joint work between the public and private sectors in favor of the Peruvian population.

One of the agreements between the Government and the clinics is that the proposal was accepted on a flat rate of 55,000 soles, not counting the VAT, for a hospitalized patient with a diagnosis COVID-19 at all costs and for all services (with the exception of hemodialysis), regardless of how long your stay lasts.

On this point, the SIS He pointed out that the cost of the established flat rate is entirely assumed by the State and the patient should not make any type of payment for being treated in these private establishments.

How are the numbers

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported on Tuesday that to date there are 285,213 confirmed cases and 9,677 deaths from COVID-19..

If the figures of today and yesterday are compared, it is observed that in the last 24 hours 2 848 new positive cases were diagnosed and that 173 new deaths occurred.

In its most recent report, the Minsa also indicated that to date there are 11 049 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, of which 1 185 are in the ICU with mechanical ventilation.

So far, samples for 1,679,386 people have been processed nationwide to detect the coronavirus, obtaining 1,394,173 negative results.

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