La sanidad en Perú
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The Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare of Peru was created under another name, October 5, 1935, with 4 Departments: Public Health, Labor, Social Security and Indian Affairs. In 1940 the National Nutrition Department was established, and the Labor and Indian Affairs Department were transferred to the Ministry of Justice. During the ten years of its existence, the Ministry of Health has made great strides forward in spite of insufficient funds. The budget for 1944 was considerably greater than for previous years, 15 million soles (about $2,307,700.00) as compared to 5 million soles (about $769,200) in 1939. The actual amount was much larger in 1944, as special funds, welfare appropriation, etc., raised it to about 50 millions soles (about $7,692,000)There are only 1,400-1,500 physicians in Peru, of which 800 are located in the Capital and Callao and only 650 in the various provinces. While in Lima there is one physician per 1,000 inhabitants, in the provinces only one for 7,000 or 8,000 inhabitants. There are engaged in Publich Health work 600 physicians for which a regular career service has been established. New medical schools have been organized and graduating classes now number 100-120, as compared to 60-70 before. There is a great scarcity of nurses in the country, there being only 750 registered nurses.The 620 working in hospitals care for 14,237 beds. A number of nursing ...(AU)La Memoria anterior sobre sanidad en Perú apareció en el Boletin p. 778 sept. 1945
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