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Peru's President: Over 33 million Peruvians have health insurance

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic.

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic.

12:41 | Lima, Jul. 4.

The President of the Republic Pedro Castillo on Monday affirmed that more than 33 million Peruvians throughout the national territory have health insurance.

Thus, progress is being made to ensure timely and quality care for all insured citizens.

"I would like to announce that more than 33 million Peruvians throughout the national territory have at least one health insurance plan to be treated at any public or private health facility," he said.

The Head of State noted that, from 28 July 2021 to 3 July 2022, the current administration has managed to enroll 523,936 people residing in the country into the universal health insurance scheme.

Mr. Castillo explained that 70% of these people are affiliated to the Comprehensive Health Insurance (SIS) and 25% of them to the Social Health Insurance System (EsSalud).

He went on to say that health services for the Armed Forces community represent 2% of the insured population, while Private Healthcare Providers (EPS) represent 3% of the total.

Likewise, he underscored that the Executive Branch has ensured the necessary intersectoral coordination and has allocated a budget of more than S/500 million (about US$129.7 million) to guarantee the universal health insurance policy, mainly for the coverage of SIS.

His remarks were delivered at a ceremony held at the Government Palace in Lima.

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Published: 7/4/2022
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