Operation Dollar: why Guzmán will do (from today) the opposite of what has been done until now

Once the stocks were launched, there were two ways in which companies were eroding reserves more than usual. On the one hand, importers bought dollars at the official exchange rate, advancing payments that habitually “matched” with their suppliers, under the idea of ​​a future devaluation, generating a species close to the self-fulfilling prophecy (the more speculation, the greater the demand, the less Bookings). The other is that companies that maintained debts taken abroad used credit lines in pesos at subsidized rates to buy official dollars and prepay those hard currency loans. The BCRA arrived there to regulate these operations.

Despite the measures, the declining trend in reserves continued. Since mid-September, when Pesce announced more restrictions, the number of dollars in reserves has fallen by more than $ 1.7 billion. So far in October, the balance is negative at almost $ 600 million.

Given the results, Guzmán promises to move in the opposite direction, although without dismantling, for now, the greater controls on the demand side. To do this, he proposed making cash operations more flexible with settlement, giving that market more liquidity, perhaps that individuals who do not usually do operations on the Stock Exchange can, with a home banking button, buy or sell securities to generate supply and demand of that financial dollar. Guzmán assumes that this would give a more limited value to that price and, therefore, would reduce the gap. It plays against the new tax on the saving dollar, of course, which puts a “high” floor on that goal.

One of the measures that the Minister of Economy will take is to cancel the days of “parking” that he imposed on non-resident investors to make cash with settlement. The short story says that there were investment funds that wanted to leave the Argentine market and that they were positioned in pesos. What they did was sell their assets in pesos to buy dollars through the Stock Market, therefore, the parallel prices rose a bit. The government told them not to do that, that they were going to offer them bills in pesos, and that when those bills expired they would auction them for dollars. Thus, they could “get out” without putting pressure on the parallel exchange rate. An auction was to be held in August, another was to be held in September and the last one in November. But August arrived, the bills expired, and the government looked the other way. That is, they did not auction them. Then those funds began to do “liquid” operations. The government’s response was to redouble the bet. They put a 15-day “parking” for those who wanted to make cash with liquidation, as long as they were non-resident investors. Now, that measure would be without effect.

Another of the shortcuts that Minister Guzmán will seek in the coming days was anticipated by himself on Friday, when he advanced on social networks a project that will seek tax incentives for investments in pesos. It is thought that assets in pesos that are indexed with cer, grape, etc., but also other assets in national currency whose ultimate objective is a productive investment are exempted from Income Tax. At the same time, an exemption from the Personal Property Tax, negotiable obligations, assets destined to finance productive investment and participations in mutual funds and trusts whose underlying assets are already exempted assets were considered. The required reading is that, at the same time, the Economy proposal seeks to tax in Personal Assets certain investments that until now are exempt and that were so since the creation of the tax. The logic is that, in order not to be subject to the tax, they would have to remain in the equity for at least 270 days of the year (75% of the duration of the year), continuously or discontinuously, or be maintained from December 1. until the month of May of the following year (fixed terms, common funds, negotiable obligations, deposits in savings accounts are of the item).

One piece of information that will not escape the question is what will happen with the aforementioned objective of giving greater cash liquidity with settlement. If these operations are now reached by the new tax framework proposed by Guzmán (to do cash with settlement, you have to buy and sell a bond or a share for a short time), it could be thought that instead of stimulating the operation, progress is being made in the opposite direction .

Meanwhile, in the BCRA they resist, until it is clear if the IMF is going to help with an injection of dollars. On the one hand, they slow down import authorizations where orders accumulate, according to sources in the sector. On the other, they add informational filters, that is, bureaucracy is added that works as an additional currency management device. This brings with it some problems that will begin to be seen. For example, companies that are dedicated to the sale of steel and iron, such as Acindar, speculate and begin to incorporate “filters” to decide who they sell to, under what conditions, and for a few weeks they closed the possibility of stockpiling. In other words, in recent days they have added obstacles. This could also complicate a sector that is the strong card of the Government. It’s about construction. If cement is sold but there are difficulties in making iron, then construction slows down.

The rate hike was also the decision of the BCRA. The interest rate paid to banks for repo transactions rose from 27% to 30%, and which has been climbing from 19%. It is a gradual movement. Very. On the other hand, it implemented a reduction in the rate paid by the Leliqs that financial institutions have up to 37% per year. In this way, it frees pesos that the banks are going to use to buy debt from the Government, a kind of magic trick that “transforms” the issue that the BCRA turns to the Treasury into a kind of handrail, first, with the banks and they are the that finance the Government, which might not be of such interest to the banks if it becomes repetitive and grows in magnitude. Yields on fixed terms of less than 1 million pesos also rose from 33% to 34%, and those of more than one million pesos went from 30% to 32%.

The week that starts will bring more questions. Will this time the combo of measures serve to stop the rise in the price of the dollar or does it show, instead, that there are not so many tools after all beyond accumulating restrictions? What attitude will Kristalina Georgieva, the head of the IMF, add, who went from supporting the government’s actions to asking for a “credible” plan for the Argentine economy?


On video | Van Damme: 60 years of life, martial arts and excesses

The image of the Belgian actor Jean-Claude Van Damme performing a split (lateral opening of the legs) on any surface became a great reference in action cinema and martial arts. Its elasticity allowed him to create fantastic blows such as the flying kick with 360 ° rotation or helicopter kick, in which he mixed techniques of karate and classical ballet, something that aroused the interest of fans of this type of martial choreography.

In order to achieve world recognition, he had to migrate to the United States in 1982 with the illusion of venturing into Hollywood cinema. While that was happening, he made a living as a taxi driver, pizza delivery man, carpet installer, security guard and sparring partner for Chuck Norris, another action movie great.

His first role was as an extra in the 1984 film Missing in Action (known in Colombia as Prisoner of War), thanks to a recommendation from Norris. Two years later he begins to emerge after becoming the antagonist of the film Never Back Down, Never Surrender.

His first leading role was in the film Bloody Contact (1988), a tribute to Frank Dux, the greatest exponent of martial arts in Canada and the United States.

That movie co-starred Bolo Yeung, a Chinese bodybuilder also skilled in karate-do and kung fu. Bolo was a great friend of Bruce Lee and his success in the cinema is also due to Jean Claude Vandamme, with whom he still maintains a good friendship.

Among his most remembered films are: Kickboxer, Lawless Fighting Lion, Double Impact, Universal Soldier and The Colony.

Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg (his first name) celebrates 60 years of life today. He knows very well what it is like to reach the top, but also due to his excesses of liquor, hallucinogens and women, he headed towards a dark alley from which it is difficult to escape. “He spent up to $ 10,000 a week on cocaine,” said Steven De Souza, director of the film version of the video game Street Fighter, which Van Damme starred in in 1994.

For others, especially people of the new generations, the image of Van Damme is only referenced in their conversations on WhatsApp and social networks as a meme, a funny character who dances in a very peculiar way in a scene from Kickboxer, while drinking in a canteen.

Beyond that, in his film career he had to defeat great rivals like Tong Po in Kickboxer, but he also found great allies such as basketball star Dennis Rodman, his fellow adventurer in The Colony.

His name is still valid as an actor, producer and director. In this last aspect, he has stood out for films such as The Quest or Full love. Another successful film in which Jean Claude Van Damme starred is The Indestructibles 2 (2012), in which he is the main villain. A constellation of stars from the action movies led by Sylvester Stallone participates in this film. They are followed by: Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Liam Hemsworth.

Julio Lara, teacher, critic and public educator, pointed out that Van Dame is a reference of the great exponents of martial arts in the film industry, and although he is not at the height of Bruce Lee or Yuen Woo-Ping, he remains in the Top 10.

“The first reference I had of him was from the movie Bloody Contact, from there I began to notice that his career coincided with certain directors who suddenly sowed some kind of seed in Hollywood. A memorable film in his career is Universal Soldier, which marks the debut of German director Roland Emmerich, who later made Independence Day, Godzila, The Day After Tomorrow, among others ”.


Record run by Karoline Bjerkeli Grøvdal, 30:32. Zerei Kbrom Mezngi slo Sandnes-gutta – KONDIS

Beforehand, most focus was on the men’s class in Hytteplanmila Record Hunt 2020 where Zerei Kbrom Mezngi had announced a record attempt at the Norwegian best listing and where there were at least high expectations when Filip and Jakob Ingebrigtsen announced the day before the race that they would come – and that they came to run fast.

But, on a day where the Ingebrigtsen brothers did not have the day, there was a victory for Zerei in the men’s class at 28:20, ahead of the training comrade of the Ingebrigtseng boys, Narve Gilje Nordås.

Superb 30:32 by Karoline Bjerkeli Grøvdal

In the field that started 1 minute behind the best men, we got the most impressive race of the day; Karoline Bjerkeli Grøvdal ran offensively all the way, and Kristian Ulriksen who referred to the race for Direktesport repeated for each kilometer pass “if the time is right …” because it went really fast for Karoline who after 2:58 and 2:59 on the first two kilometers stabilized at 3: 04 / km the rest of the way to the finish.

Thus, Karoline Bjerkeli Grøvdal set an impressive Norwegian best record of 30:32, just 11 seconds behind Paula Radcliffe’s European record, and 27 seconds faster than Ingrid Kristiansen’s previous best record. There were probably not many who had expected, although she has shown brilliant form lately.

The track record of Karoline Bjerkeli Grøvdal (31.25) from 2017 was broken by almost one minute, the same can be said about the Norwegian best record that belonged to Ingrid Kristiansen with 30.59 from Boston in 1989. Karoline’s race was actually the fastest of a European woman since British Paula Radcliffe set a European record with 30.21 in 2003. Only 12 seconds were needed for a new record

Karoline reaches out at 7 km with Magnus Liljeberg Wang behind her. (Photo: Kjell Vigestad)

Karoline runs to the finish line for a clear Norwegian best record of 10 km for women. (Photo: Per Inge Østmoen)

Almost like a victory

The closest to Karoline was Vienna Søyland Dahle with 33:18 and Kristine Eikrem Engeset with 33:23 from a later pool. Vienna and Kristin were mostly together the whole race (although the intermediate times in the results overview show something else), but after a strong finish, the Skjalg runner could ask for 2nd place five seconds ahead of Kristine and 31 seconds ahead of Hanne Mjøen Maridal in 4th place . Vienna, which ran Hytteplanmila in 33:57 last year, thus improved its time by 39 seconds.

– I’m not sure how many we were, as I never turn around along the way – but Maria, Kristine, Hanne and I were at least gathered to approx. 7km. Then I noticed that they let go, and told Kristine that now we can drive on and get a hatch, Vienna says to kondis.no and tell what happened next: – Kristine came forward and began a kind of long sprint when passing 9 km. Then we ran side by side to just before the last hill, then I left.

– This is actually experienced as a victory, Vienna answers when we ask about the distance up to Karoline
– She is absolutely superb, and there is a big battle for space behind her. Insanely impressive of Karoline today – really cool, says Vienna who is now taking a season break.

-I will run Sandnesløpet next weekend, but it’s just too much fun, and because I promised Geir Eikeskog (leader of Sandnes IL, red note) that I would run. Goals for next season are sub16 at 5 km, sub 33 at 10 km and sub 1:13 at the half marathon, says Skjalgløperen who with his 28 years has many years left on the athletics track.

– Then I am incredibly excited about what the world will look like in 2021 in terms of races and competitions, Vienna concludes.

Strong 16-year-olds

There were 10 Norwegian women who ran under 35 minutes, three of them in class K16-17. Ina Halle Haugen was number 7 with 34:11, 20 seconds ahead of twin sister Maren and 23 seconds ahead of Anne Marie Sirevåg Nordengen. The twins turn 17 in November, while Anne Marie is six months younger and has another year left in the age group. Ina’s time is a new class record for Girls 16-17, five seconds better than Emma Kirkeberg Mørk’s age record from last year.

Vienna Søyland Dahle came second in the women’s class. (Photo: Per Inge Østmoen)

Kristine Eikrem Engeset came in 3rd place. (Photo: Per Inge Østmoen)

Hanne Mjøen Maridal came in 4th place. (Photo: Kjell Vigestad)

The 10 fastest in the women’s class:


_starten_hytteplanmila_25P6611_1280.jpgThe start with the 25 best seeded runners. (Photo: Per Inge Østmoen)

Offensive Zerei Kbrom Mezngi won men’s classes

Early in the day’s race, it became clear that there was no attempt to beat the European record in the men’s class, but the opportunity to beat last year’s Norwegian best record lived halfway, even though one had Jacob’s strong finish from last year in mind. It also turned out that it was too tough, and Jakob Ingebrigtsen 27.54 from Hytteplanmila last year survived by a good margin, Jakob who with start number 1 jogged in as system man at 35:05.

Halfway through the race, Zerei Kbrom Mezngi got a hatch for Jakob and Filip Ingebrigtsen, and that hatch was never closed. Even though it was not the Norwegian best record, it was a strong race by Zerei who won in 28:20. Closest followed a Sandnesl opener, but not an Ingebrigtsen. It was Narve Gilje Nordås who ran the last kilometers the fastest, and 14 seconds behind after 7 km became 8 seconds in the finish and clear 2nd place. Bjørnar Lillefosse took the last podium place with 28:45, while Filip Ingebrigtsen was number 6 in 29:03.

Three age records

In an impressive 8th place we find Runar’s 17-year-old Abdullahi Dahir Rabi who ran in 29:17, and improved his own age record (29:33) in boys 16-17 years which he set at Jessheim earlier this year.

Further down the list, we find two even younger runners who set age records: Mikkel Bakken from SK Vidar ran in the time of 31.55 which is 7 seconds faster than Joakim Sødal’s age record for Boys 14-15 years from 2012.

The biggest record improvement was 13-year-old Sondre Strande Omland from SK Vidar when he ran in 32:37, an improvement on Martin Kirkeberg Mørk’s record (34:24) in Boys 12-13 from 2014 by almost two minutes.

Climbing specialists at 29:59 and 30:00

There were as many as 17 Norwegian men’s runners in less than 30 minutes, and right behind these, the Spanish mountain king Kilian Jornet ran in until 29:59 in his debut in a competition context of 10 km flat. Anyone who reads the result list may think he defeated Gneist IL’s Stian Øvergaard Aarvik – perhaps the best Norwegian mountain runner who came in at 30:00, but Stian started in group two and ran solo until clearly the best time from group two – same group as Karoline Bjerkeli Grøvdal ran in.

While the close group was still gathered behind the TV car for Direktesport. (Photo: Kjell Vigestad)

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Here after 5.2 km, Zerei has got a hatch to the competitors that was never closed. (Photo: Bjørn Hytjanstorp).

Zerei Kbrom Mzengi runs in to victory. (Photo: Per Inge Østmoen)

Narve Gilje Nordås runs into 2nd place and the best of the Sandnes runners. (Photo: Per Inge Østmoen)

herretreeer_hytteplanmila_25P6738.jpgBjørnar Lillefosse ran into 3rd place in 28:45. One of 5 runners under 29 minutes, and new pers as far as we can find out. (Photo: Per Inge Østmoen)

Magnus Tuv Myhre, Isaac Tesfamichael and Bjørnar Lillefosse after 7 km, they chase Filip Ingebrigtsen – who they all passed. (Photo: Kjell Vigestad)

17-year-old Abdulla Dahir Rabi from Runar came in 8th place in 29.17, an improvement on his own class record from last year in 29.31. Before that, Sondre Notstad Moen had the record with 29.55. (Photo: Kjell Vigestad)

Mountain runner Kilian Jornet, who is behind Mathias Flak (29:54) and Ebrahim Abdulaziz (30:04), sprinted in for a while in just under 30 minutes; 29:59. (Photo: Kjell Vigestad)

Downhill specialist Stian Øvergaard Aarvik did not get a duel with Kilian Jornet, since they started in different pools. It was 1 second apart, but there was no fight between them. In group two, it was a lonely race in the lead for Stian. (Photo: Kjell Vigestad)

Sondre Strande Omland has 400 meters left to finish and a great age record in G12-13. (Photo: Kjell Vigestad)

The 20 fastest in the men’s class:


The organizer took absolutely all precautions to prevent any infection. Here we see, among other things, race leader Jon Anders Kvisgaard as second from the left. (Photo: Kjell Vigestad)

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Well-being in body and soul

According to an investigation by the University of the Basque Country (Spain) on the effects of the pandemic, now there is greater uncertainty and concern about suffering from Covid-19 or losing loved ones; a decrease in confidence and optimism, especially in women and in people in poor employment situations; and an increase in irritability, again with a greater impact on women and the unemployed.

If we do not act now, in concert with research with vaccines and treatments, the post-pandemic outlook will be bleak for the mental health of millions of people.

And taking action, obviously, is not prescribing more antidepressants or anxiolytics, or building more psychiatric hospitals. Both actions are necessary to address some consequences; however, the idea is to be proactive and avoid them.

In response to the feeling of anxiety, according to the consulting firm Llorente y Cuenca (LLYC), there has been a rapid and broad change that goes from the “concept of wellness [bienestar], centered on the individual, al by wellbeing [bienestar integral], a more holistic vision that includes different people and sectors of our societies ”.

What does this mean? A call for the participation of the whole society in the benefits of well-being.

Wellbeing is defined as the state of satisfaction and tranquility that a person presents, thanks to their good physical and mental conditions.

“If societies and companies are unable to focus holistically on people’s well-being (including physical, emotional and spiritual health), it will be almost impossible to create safety nets that allow citizens to return to work and be productive ”, They explain from LLYC.

For this reason, I have always opted for wellness programs in all their aspects: emotional, physical, social and financial. This is what happens every November in the event “In Body and Soul”, which this year will be held in an online version, with more universal access, more experts and with the empowering and transforming energy of always.

To keep your balance in difficult times, “you have to grab the bull by the horns” and get going, as a popular saying reflects.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the pandemic has disrupted or paralyzed mental health services in 93% of countries. And if, as the WHO itself says, mental health is related to the promotion of well-being, the prevention of mental disorders and treatment, then let’s look for our own tools. Healthy living is much more than curing or protecting yourself from disease.



‘Benito’ from ‘Pasión de Gavilanes’ is in serious health due to Covid-19

Giovanni Suárez, the actor who plays ‘Benito’ in ‘Pasión de Gavilanes’, let the program ‘I know everything’ know that he is “very ill” due to the coronavirus.

In short, the actor’s state of health is complicated and he reaffirmed it after videos published on his Instagram, where he let his followers know how he is.

Giovanni also pointed out that he felt “very weak” due to Covid-19 and that at that time he was going to be admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). For the same reason, ‘Benito’ asked that they pray for his health. “They are going to put me in the ICU, I am completely incommunicado; I ask my fans, my friends, those who love me to please put me in their prayer chains, so that the Lord can take me out of it ”, expressed Giovanni Suárez.

. Also, in the publication made, he added that: “I am not saturating anything.”

In the recordings, the ‘Pasión de gavilanes’ actor included a thank you to those who have been watching him.


A welcome organized this Thursday at Cambrai hospital to answer all questions about breast cancer

As part of Pink October, they will welcome, on Thursday, October 15 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., all interested parties in the reception hall of the hospital to answer questions relating to breast cancer screening and support route.

Doctor Géron thus wishes to convey a message: ”
urges each of you to screen for breast cancer by mammography and breast palpation. We are all concerned by breast cancer, and especially from 50 …


Nacional 2 – Junior 2: a better face of the ‘Jaws’ was seen

Junior got a point from Medellín. It could have been three, But, despite scoring two goals – not an easy task in a difficult place like Atanasio Girardot – it could be said that he was not entirely fine forward, where he wasted goals over and over again at the feet of Miguel Ángel Borja, Edwuin Cetré and, at the end, Larry Vásquez.

But in the end, in the midst of so much vicissitude, the ‘Jaws’ achieved a valuable point, in a tough moment and against a difficult opponent, who also did his thing to take the victory.

Rojiblancos and Verdolagas equaled 2-2 in Medellín last night, in an exciting match, filled with options, but also with errors on both sides, which ended up passing the bill on both sides.

Junior seized the ball and the emotions in the first 15 minutes. LThe rojiblancos came out to ‘talk’ to Nacional on his property, as he has already done in his last visits, where he has taken out ‘oil’ in the Atanasio.

Cetré and Borja warned from the start, but they lacked aim, missing two very clear options, the kind that end up weighing in this type of match.

But football did justice. Chen Nacional began to take hold on the field, Junior hit the first blow of the night at Borja’s feet, who received in the small area and took a shot that went to the back of the net, with the complicity of a purslane defender who deflected them, throwing the Vallenato goalkeeper José Fernando Cuadrado out of control.

National squeezed, was not daunted by the goal and found a reward at the end, when everyone had already ended the first half with a red-and-white victory.

Didier Moreno, in an attempt to clear, put the ball in his own goal, giving life to the place and pouring a bucket of cold water on ‘Jaws’.

The second part was a give and take. A round trip. Open match, between two teams that are not hiding.

Nacional had the best options, but lacked clarity on the last play. Until his scorer appeared.

Jefferson Duque, always attentive in the area, took advantage of Ditta’s oversight on the mark, got up and took an impeccable header that left Viera with no options.

It seemed that the rojiblanco ship was sinking. The local insistently looked for the third goal to put the rival’s tombstone, but it never came. And the one who doesn’t do them … sees them done. It happened to Junior in the first half and Nacional suffered in the second.

Out of nowhere “Cariaco” González appeared, taking advantage of an assist from Carmelo Valencia, to take a shot down, stuck to the vertical, which left goalkeeper Cuadrado without options.

Junior showed symptoms of improvement in the Athanasium and a valuable point is brought.


“The tie would have been fair”: Luis Amaranto Perea

Luis Amaranto Perea assumes defeat. In his self-criticism, he identifies the mistakes his team made. In the midst of everything, he rescues the positive and ensures that, perhaps, the fairest thing would have been a draw.

“We were imprecise, suddenly the team insisted on the inside and not on the outside. We went erratic to find Sherman, in the band we had no solutions. I think in the second half we dominated, but the last pass was missing to find the possibility of scoring, ”he said.

We do not suffer beyond the goal and another one. In general, the tie would have been fair, because we went for the game at all times, but unfortunately we missed the goal and we didn’t get anything, “he added.

The rojiblanco coach was not satisfied with which showed the team with two nines on the field. The Antioqueño decided to leave Michael Rangel for the second half and added Miguel Borja, who entered through Daniel Moreno.

“I think that when we put the two 9 we suffered more, because we overturned the field inside, they did not make us superior. By band we did not generate many opportunities either … we improved with Borja, but it was not enough, “he said.

“The idea with Miguel Borja was to use it after minute 60 or 70, but we had to accelerate it because we were not found anything outside or inside. The idea was to worry them with two ends, but it was not enough ”.

Finally, he came to the defense of Daniel Moreno, who once again had a game to forget. The winger, the target of criticism from the fans, played the first 45 minutes.

“Daniel Moreno is a player that we have to try to recover, now he lives a complicated situation. There have to be more patience. We will try to talk to him. He is a good player, criticism is weighing on him ”, he concluded.


Storm Odette caused a lot of damage to the Coast, here are all the photos and videos

The first fall storm has been causing damage since Friday around 4 p.m. The appeals are mostly about broken tree branches, blown tiles and fallen traffic signs. Roads were also blocked by fallen trees, detail the Westhoek firefighters.

Three firefighters were injured during an intervention in Alveringem. They were cutting down an uprooted tree when a piece suddenly fell on them. A fire man had to be hospitalized. Saturday morning, the Westhoek fire department already had 355 interventions, mainly in Koksijde, Nieuport and De Panne.

Rescue zone 1, operational on the Coast, has been called upon some 900 times since Friday evening, in particular for torn roof coverings or damaged beach cabins. A worker was seriously injured in Middelkerke when a wall fell on him.


On video | The ‘Paths’ to strengthen the health system in Barranquilla

Guaranteeing timely and quality medical care for Barranquilla residents has become the Primary objective of the District with the process of modernization of the public health network, which continues to advance and plans to benefit more than 170 thousand citizens with new hospital projects.

Since 2008, the district administration has been working to build a solid health model, which has been cataloged repeatedly as one of the most successful in the national territory.

Although the health emergency due to Covid-19 was a huge challenge for the hospital infrastructure of the capital of the Atlantic, in the Development Plan ‘I am Barranquilla’, that governs the period 2020-2023, a series of actions were contemplated so that citizens have a timely and adequate response to your health requirements.

“We want the health of Barranquilla to continue its unstoppable march, that is why we are providing them with all the professional capacity so that care is timely and without access barriers. It is our main objective, guarantee comprehensive insurance, minimize the risks of becoming ill and provide quality health programs to all“Said the mayor Jaime Pumarejo Heins.

He was emphatic in stating that in this new stage they will bet on “turn the health system upside down, moving to a much more preventive health, with doctors in charge of specific populations ”.

The district president also stressed that the “robustness” in health services continues to grow, which directly impacts on the quality of life of Barranquilla and the Caribbean region.

“The public hospital network has been and will continue to be a national management model, where the resources obtained by the Prohospitales level 1 and 2 stamp are invested in providing efficiently and transparently to the more than 600 thousand users of the subsidized regime, as well as to anyone who requires it because We are also a regional reference center for health care in the Caribbean”, Reiterated the president.

In turn, Humberto Mendoza, Secretary of Health of Barranquilla, He stated that the district network model has provided “mobilization guarantees” to more than 19 thousand users, guaranteeing that “there are no barriers to access” to said services.

The official also expressed that the great challenge for the public network is strengthen the preventive medicine model to detect patients in time who have diseases that may pose risks to their life.

“In the city we have a network model that allows patients to access medium and high complexity services without authorizing systems limiting quality and care. That we will follow reinforcing to provide greater guarantees to citizens”, He added.

According to figures from the Mayor’s Office, accessibility to health increased 15 times between 2007 and 2018. It is expected that this year it will increase with the start-up of facilities such as the Camino Ciudadela 20 de Julio and Paso Galán.

For next year, this indicator will continue to grow, taking into account that the works of the New Barranquilla and Nazareth Roads will be delivered, which are ahead in two important sectors of the city.

Mayor Pumarejo has been making visits to these spaces to verify the progress of the works, taking into account that they were detained for a period due to the pandemic and currently not all the workers have been able to reintegrate, in order to comply with the corresponding regulations.

“We continue to grow with this new offer that adds to a solid network that is providing quality services to Barranquilla residents, showing that it is possible, as we have said for so long, to have quality, sustainable public health that continue to be a source of pride for each of us”Pumarejo said during one of those tours.