The secretary of the Presidency of the Republic, Álvaro Delgado, participated in the ceremony, which also saw the inauguration of an inpatient ward with 32 beds for the highly specialized medicine institute (IMAE) for traumatology, located in the fourth floor of the Óscar Magurno sanatorium. On the occasion, the chief highlighted the role played by health personnel in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Minister and Undersecretary of Public Health, Daniel Salinas and José Luis Satdjian, respectively, also attended; the general manager of the mutual, Julio Martínez; the president, Fernando García, and the other members of the Board of Directors.
“Beyond the 32 beds that are inaugurated today, there is a special feeling, because it is the first inauguration after a tsunami (COVID-19 pandemic) that cornered the world. Uruguay was a national model that made us all proud, for how it approached, faced and came out of the pandemic”, Delgado emphasized.
“The Government gave direction, protection, took care of its people, and was transparent in the information. That was the responsibility, without turning off the engines of the economy”, stressed the chief, who recalled that assistance was provided with 2,000 million dollars to all the affected sectors.
On the occasion, he recognized the mutual insurance company that provided coverage, first of all, to Spanish emigrants who came to Uruguay, then universalized their affiliation with a permanent contribution to the National Health System and that is continuously innovating and investing in human resources. and technology, for constant improvement, focused on the affiliate.
“La Española has dedicated itself to being useful, and because it is very useful, it has become something very important,” said the Secretary of the Presidency of the Republic.
The mutualist, founded on September 25, 1853, was the first in the country and in all of Latin America.