SANTO DOMINGO.-Six provinces and the National District are included in the 11 operations that the Ministry of Public Health will carry out in the coming days, to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 in the country.
The six provinces are Elías Piña, San Juan de la Maguana, Santiago Rodríguez, Espaillat (Moca), San Pedro de Macorís and Hermanas Mirabal.
In the National District, the neighborhoods that will be prioritized are: Simón Bolívar, February 27, Las Cañitas and Los Jardines.
According to the Minister of Public Health, Plutarco Arias, during the day massive rapid tests will be carried out and together with the Armed Forces, they will deliver masks and follow up on suspicious or positive cases that present symptoms.
This announcement was made yesterday by the official when reviewing the progress in the fight against the virus in the country, in an act in which he was accompanied by his advisor on Covid-19, Eddy Pérez Then, the director of the National Health Service (SNS), Mario Lama, the director of the C5I National Intelligence Center, Rear Admiral Luis Rafael Lee Ballester, the Minister of Defense, Carlos Luciano Díaz Morfa and others.
Arias revealed that the protocols for managing Covid-19 cases were updated with the official use of the recently approved treatment in Russia, consisting of Remdesivir and the antiviral Afivavir.
200 thousand with insurance
On the other hand, he said that the Dominican Government has affiliated 237 thousand people to the Subsidized Regime of the National Health Insurance (SeNaSa), a management that is part of the goal of achieving the affiliation of at least two million Dominicans.
“In 15 days we have enrolled 237 thousand people, plus the agreement with the National Federation of Peloteros to grant insurance to players and their families yesterday,” said Arias.
Coronavirus cases in the country amounted to 104,803 with 693 accumulated infected and deaths were placed in 1,998, of which 14 were notified yesterday, which were pending to be reported in the system.
That it remains
Faced with the social demand that the curfew be eliminated, the Minister of Public Health recommended that it should be maintained, although he recognized that the economy needs to be reactivated, for which he advocated a balance.
— Johanna Matos to eldia.com.do