The Health Minister pointed out that there are already private hospitals that have offered to participate in the vaccination process.
The head of the Ministry of Health ( Minsa
), Luis Francisco Sucre
announced this Wednesday that private hospitals will join the continuous vaccination strategy now that a large number of doses of anticovid vaccines
have arrived in the country with a view to expediting immunization in all of Panama.
"We are going to be working with some private hospitals that have been offered to vaccinate a part of the population, we are going to be working in schools at the same time of the self-rapid and we are evaluating as well as we already have some shopping centers vaccinating as well for private companies we are going to continue expanding this coverage," said the person in charge of the Minsa
stressed that all these strategies are discussed in the NOC Vacunas, which is chaired by President Laurentino Cortizo.
Regarding the time in which private hospitals will begin vaccination, the minister pointed out that this will take place within the next two weeks, once these entities have presented their vaccination plans.
It should be noted that Panama received this week 363 thousand Pfizer vaccines
from direct bilateral negotiation, 503,100 doses of Pfizer
donated by the United States and it is expected to receive 100,000 more from the same pharmaceutical house through the Covax