Health Care

Government reaches agreement with striking doctors

Peruvian doctors ended their national strike Tuesday following a 15-point agreement with Health Minister Hernán Garrido-Lecca. The president of the Peruvian Medical Federation, Julio Vargas, told daily La República that members of the doctors’ union unanimously voted to end the 21-day strike ahead of a meeting with Garrido-Lecca. According to the […]

by · January 31, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Health Care

Striking doctors delay tactic following threat of criminal charges

The Peruvian Medical Federation voted to postpone releasing patients prematurely from public hospitals as part of their ongoing national strike over health care investment and improved salaries. According to Radio Programs radio, the union’s president, Julio Vargas, said they would wait 48 hours in the hope of opening dialogue with Health Minister Hernán Garrido-Lecca […]

by · January 29, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Health Care, Politics

Cesarean sections overused in private clinics

Economist Alejandro Arrieta Herrera announced today that unnecessary cesarean sections in Peru’s private clinics have created a surcharge of $6.7 million annually. Arrieta, who is a fellow at the Institute for Health at Rutgers University, added that employers and independent users of private health insurance are compensating for the surcharge […]

by · January 14, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Health Care

Ex-health minister says weak immune systems cause of death in yellow fever shot recipients

Peru’s former health minister said yesterday that preliminary information from international health organizations points to weak immune systems as the cause of death in four people who received yellow fever immunizations in the southern Peruvian town of Ica in early October. Carlos Vallejos told Agencia Andina “there seemed to be […]

by · December 21, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Health Care