Through a forceful message, the former Minister of Health and head of the COVID-19 Operations Command, Pilar Mazzetti, stated in Arequipa the shortage of medical equipment in Peru to deal with the new coronavirus. This, by requiring the application of joint and immediate strategies to prevent the spread of the disease.
During her meeting with regional authorities last Wednesday, he assured that circumstances “have made it impossible for us to buy new equipment today, given the high demand worldwide. Even, he said, a scenario is evaluated in which the presidential plane is mobilized to bring orders held in China to the country, which were requested a month ago.
“Everything is missing, damn it. A lot of people are working to even try to get the presidential plane to China to bring the things that are trapped there. That to see how far it is getting, “ he said.
equipment is missing. During her intervention, Mazzetti reported the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health professionals, mechanical ventilators, and tests to identify and care for new infected people.
“We all have problems. There are not enough PPE, you have to be clear. There is not enough assisted ventilation equipment, you have to be clear. There is not enough evidence, you have to be clear, “he said.
The ex-head of the Minsa assured regional authorities that Peru is facing an “atypical war”, so she urged the authorities to respond to the seriousness of the situation, because “this is not the time to complain.”
“That we have to keep our social immaturity and our political immaturity in our pockets,” her stressed.