Panama covid price tab at over $1.4 billion

Health Minister Sucre

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Over $1.4 billion has been earmarked for the management of the Covid-19 pandemic in Panama with  $969.5 million already disbursed and $435.8 million to pay.

This was explained on Monday  by the Minister of Economy and Finance, Héctor Alexander, before the plenary session of the National Assembly, in a marathon session in which the Health Minister Luis Francisco Sucre and  Foreign Minister Erika Mouynes, also participated. 

Several of the questions posed by the deputies focused on vaccines and their distribution. Sucre denied that any company was involved in the process. While Mouynes and the Vice Minister of Health, Ivette Berrío, who also attended the Assembly, reiterated that in the first quarter of the year the 450,000 doses of vaccines agreed with the Pfizer company will be received. "In the next seven weeks the doses agreed with the pharmaceutical company will be received," Mouynes said.