21 March 2020 – Government guarantees free care for people testing positive for COVID-19

Type of Intervention: Specific Action, Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Health
Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Financial aid to health services
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Presidential Commission for the Prevention and Care of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Overview: National Government guarantees free care to people who test positive for COVID-19

Spaces are guaranteed free of charge in selected hotels, so that in the event that a patient requires isolation, but does not have enough symptoms to go to hospitalization, they can be in hotel beds, duly protected by medical personnel
Full details here: http://vicepresidencia.gob.ve/gobierno-nacional-garantiza-atencion-gratuita-a-personas-que-den-positivo-para-covid-19/

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Learning from other jurisdictions
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – government