The Budget Commission of the National Assembly (AN) approved this Wednesday an additional loan requested by the Ministry of Housing and Territorial Planning (Miviot) and the Ministry of Health (Minsa), between both for the total amount of $85 million.
This additional credit is financed by the Panama Savings Fund (FAP).
An amount of $80 million was granted to Miviot to benefit low-income families that need housing solutions.
Meanwhile, the Minsa
approved a credit for a total of $5 million for equipment, medical supplies, medicines, among other medical improvements to minimize the risks of the spread of COVID
The Minister of Health of Panama, Luis Francisco Sucre
explained that the additional credit requested will be used to pay commitments made for electric beds, advanced ventilators (for adults and pediatrics), electric beds with batteries, vital signs monitors, to pay for ambulance rentals. , disposable circuit supplies used to install ventilators to patients, pressure masks for patients who do not need ventilation, among other supplies used in support of the national emergency.
Alejandro Vernaza, deputy director of the National Budget of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), explained that the financing by the Panama Savings Fund is done through a single procedure for $85 million, assigned in a single resolution, but the registration and the assignment is separately for each of the two entities, in this case Minsa