11 February 2020 – 46 sentinel centers appointed

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Health
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; Finance policy and financial aid; Financial aid to health services
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health

Overview: 46 sentinel centers active in Venezuela to attend to possible cases of Coronavirus

The Minister of Popular Power for Health, Dr. Carlos Alvarado, reported that 46 sentinel centers have been prepared nationwide to attend to possible suspected cases of Coronavirus in the country.

The sentinel centers identified at the national level are published on the website of the Ministry of the Popular for Health, as well as the flow chart and the clinical protocol of care, in addition to the measures for the prevention of acute respiratory infections, within the framework of the promotion of prevention.
Full details here: http://www.mpps.gob.ve/index.php/sala-de-prensa/notnac/336-activos-46-centros-centinelas-en-venezuela-para-atender-posibles-casos-de-coronavirus

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Learning from other jurisdictions, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – academic, National – government
Evidence/Justification: WHO indications on the importance of the countries’ preparedness for possible cases of COVID-19