Friday 18th September 2020

September 18, 2020

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported that in the last 24 hours 15 new deaths were reported, totaling 2,213 to date (fatality of 2.1%).  In addition, 672 new cases are reported, after the application of 5,355 tests (12.5%). To date, the total accumulated cases is 104,138. But of this last figure, 77,881 patients have recovered.

The Panamanian Society of Internal Medicine expressed its concern about the promotion and dissemination of treatments to combat the Covid-19 disease and that it is incorrect to claim that it has an impact on the mortality of patients, especially without scientific support.

The International Arbitration Court partially accepted the lawsuit filed by the Spanish consortium Fomento y Construcciones Contratas (FCC), so that the Social Security Fund (CSS) did not execute the guarantee of compliance with the Ciudad de la Salud project.

The facilities of the Manuel Ferrer Valdés polyclinic, located in the Calidonia district, were enabled as of this Thursday, as a post-covid care center. This medical unit of the Social Security Fund (CSS) is inaugurated to care for patients recovered from Covid-19, who present sequelae of the disease.

The board of directors of the Panama Savings Fund (FAP) approved a transfer of $ 20 million to the National Treasury, following a request made by the Ministry of Economy and Finance .

Some 57 thousand contracts have been reactivated in the country, according to the figures that the Ministry of Labor and Labor Development (Mitradel) manages up until Wednesday, September 16.

The governor who does not represent the vision of the President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo, or of the Executive Branch, may be freely removed from the post. This is the message given by the Minister of Government, Janaina Tewaney Mencomo , during a meeting held this Thursday, with the governors, in the Nationality Hall of the institution.

The plenary session of the National Assembly approved in a third debate, this Thursday, September 17, the bill for the comprehensive protection of early childhood and early development.

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