Manzur: "Argentina was one of the countries that obtained the most vaccines"

Manzur: "Argentina was one of the countries that obtained the most vaccines"

Manzur highlighted the actions carried out by the Government during the pandemic

The Chief of Staff, Juan Manzur, reiterated this Sunday the actions carried out by the Government during the coronavirus pandemic, noting that with the purchase of 119 million vaccines, Argentina “was one of the countries that obtained the most doses of all the that were available.”

“The decisions of the national government, supported by a high level of federal consensus, allowed our country to reach record numbers of vaccination, if we consider the progress at a regional and global level”, Manzur said in statements to Télam.

During the presentation of the management report held last Thursday in the Senate, the coordinating minister pointed out that “no Argentine lacked a bed, a respirator or medicines” during the health emergency in addition to assessing the consensus reached between the national State and scientific societies.

According to data from the Ministry of Health of the Nation, more than 119 million vaccines were purchased and, of them, more than 100 million were applied.

In this way, A coverage of 94% of first doses was achieved in Argentines aged 3 years or older and 86% of complete regimens.

“Argentina has a long tradition in immunization linked to the calendar of public, free and compulsory vaccines, which is very important in the region and recognized worldwide,” said Manzur when presenting his management report in the Upper House.

In that report it was stated that Argentina was a pioneer in pediatric vaccination and in the use of combinations of vaccines that other countries later implemented.

For Manzur, the articulation of “a present State, being normative and conductive, and setting clear guidelines of the direction that must be taken” was important.

During the pandemic, the national State built 12 Modular Emergency Hospitals in record time, with an investment of $2,082 million.

A coverage of 94 percent of first doses was achieved in Argentines 3 years of age or older and 86 percent of complete regimens
A coverage of 94% of first doses was achieved in Argentines 3 years of age or older and 86% of complete regimens

Likewise, 23 Modular Health Centers were incorporated in 12 provinces, totaling 271 beds for an investment of $3,376 million.

In this regard, Manzur said: “We have to feel proud and hopefully this will last forever and that opportunities can be generated.”

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Argentina had one of the best management of the pandemic in the region and it surpassed countries with higher incomes, which had access from day one to all vaccines and which had more robust health systems.

Of the 17 middle-income nations, the country was ranked number 4.

“Everything was within the framework of the federal consensus of the decisions,” concluded the chief of staff.

In tune, the American newspaper New York Times, based on a WHO report, published a study on excess mortality worldwide and the results in Argentina, in an indicator that measures deaths above the usual average.

To do this, the international organization calculated the number of deaths by country during 2020 and 2021, and contrasted them with the statistics prior to the pandemic.

Of all the countries analyzed, Argentina obtained an excess mortality rate of 12%, while other nations in the region, such as Peru and Ecuador, recorded figures of 97% and 51%, respectively.

The numbers achieved at the national level are similar to those of countries such as the United Kingdom, Italy and Spain.

The indicator in the United States, meanwhile, stood at 15% excess mortality, reported the Chief of Staff.



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