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CAF loan to Paraguay approved to address health contingencies

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Paraguayan Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday passed the bill approving a US$150 million loan from the Andean Development Corporation (CAF) to tackle the health emergency caused by the pandemic, which has killed over 16,000 people in the country.

Government legislator Tadeo Rojas, president of the Budget Committee, said that the amount will be used for the maintenance of the staff hired to reinforce the public health system, which he estimated at 12,500 professionals, as well as to pay the private health sector for services rendered to the Ministry of Health in regular . . .

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