“From this moment on, more than three thousand doctors, nurses and health workers received the first 100 dollars. We kept our word, as we are also going to keep it by ousting the dictatorship”, with these words the President (e) of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, announced the payment of the Heroes of Health bonus.
Through a live connection through his social networks, this Saturday afternoon, Guaidó informed that the money was already available in the electronic purse and the beneficiaries could use it whenever they wanted.
He also indicated that the payment for the rest of the more than 62 thousand favored will be gradually made from this same Saturday, September 5th. It is estimated that three thousand deposits will be made daily.
“It is the first time in history that funds recovered and protected against the dictatorship are used for the benefit of Venezuelans. While the dictatorship steals, we protect our people and that is why we protected the assets of the Republic, now the dictatorship cannot continue to steal that money, on the contrary, we use it to save lives”.
He recalled that with these resources we made a direct donation to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the International Red Cross to address the pandemic in the country, and it is made real that part of this protected money reaches vulnerable sectors, such as the health sector.
The re-elected President of the National Assembly (NA), who was accompanied by Ana Rosario Contreras, President of the College of Nurses of Caracas, and Dr. Hilda Rubí, pointed out that there are 13 thousand beneficiaries that still have to register in the AirTM platform, so he invited them to carry out the process to receive the bonus of $100 for three months. He said that until everyone has completed that phase, the program will not be closed.
Among the first three thousand beneficiaries are doctors, nurses and health personnel from Zulia State, one of the entities with the highest number of deaths in the health sector.
Guaidó thanked the “digital patrons” who were fundamental in the process of opening the electronic purse, as well as the interim government team for their efforts and their efforts until the committed word became a reality.
“These have been months of hard work but today we show that it is possible and that we can outwit and defeat the dictatorship in spite of all the attempts it made to block the deserved benefit. We are opening dollar accounts for almost 70,000 people because the dictatorship destroyed the bolivar and we are going to protect them because financial freedom is also freedom and you have to have your dollar account to protect your family.”
During the announcement of the payment to the Heroes of Health, the President in charge of the country said that from the interim government and the Parliament there is progress in the feasibility study to expand the program to other sectors.
“Today I ratify our commitment to extend the bonus to other sectors such as education, public administration. We know that 100 dollars is not enough and that it is not close to what they deserve, but it is a contribution that we can execute having a National Emergency Government”.
He also said that among the sectors to which the benefit would be extended is the National Armed Force (FAN).
To conclude, President (e) Guaidó said that this week there will be a tribute to all Venezuelans who have died as a result of the pandemic, so he called on citizens to participate in the activity.
“I call for us to pay a heartfelt tribute from the streets, taking the relevant prevention measures, of course”.
Likewise, he called on all leaders, political parties, and social organizers to build the unitary political route and “to settle differences at home”.