The National Government, headed by the President of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, met this afternoon with members of the private sector to discuss the current health situation in the country generated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was announced that in this weekly meeting of the National Operations Center (CON), the update of 18 topics was presented, such as hospital capacity, number of tests, traceability of cases and the beginning of the adaptation tasks of the Higher Technical Institute Specialized (ITSE) in Tocumen and the City of Health for the reception of patients, however, no decisions were made on immediate future actions.
It is also indicated that the strategy for the arrival, storage and distribution of vaccines
was addressed, as well as the installation of the Cold Chain required by pharmaceutical companies to ensure adequate conservation of the same.
While the presidents of business unions , such as Jean Pierre Leignadier of the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (CCIAP
) and Julio De La Lastra of the National Council of Private Enterprise (Conep), presented their proposals to maintain a balance between measures to protect the population against COVID
-19 and the functioning of the economy.
At the end of the statement issued by the Presidency, it was reported that in the usual press conference of the Ministry of Health (Minsa
) this Tuesday, December 15, the necessary measures that were agreed to continue the fight against the pandemic will be announced.