The international news agency Reuters published this Thursday a report highlighting the hard work carried out by the president in charge of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, in supporting 62,700 workers in the public healthcare sector through the ‘Héroes de la Salud’ program.
The ‘Héroes de la Salud’ program consisted of channeling a percentage of the funds seized by the United States from Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship in order to bring a helping hand to Venezuelans who are on the front line of battle against the coronavirus and who also struggle with the country’s devastating economic crisis.
The program will transfer some 18 million dollars to Venezuelan healthcare workers, who will receive a contribution of 300 dollars over a period of three months, as part of the recognition for their important work.
It is important to highlight that in order to carry out the implementation of the program, the government in charge of Venezuela had to hold extensive discussions with the US authorities and required that the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury, or OFAC, approve and review all of them, each of the 62,700 beneficiaries chosen from nearly 100,000 applicants.
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