An increase of 536,000,000 lempiras will be given to the health sector if the current projected budget for the year of 2018 is approved this week in the council of ministers. Of this increase some 20 million will be to pay for electricity.
The general administrator of the Health Ministry, Armando Ramirez explained that some 16.6 million lempiras will be for scholarships for some 264 nursing students and 158 dentistry students.
Some 357 million will be to sent to decentralized medical care facilities which will help over 1,500,000 people. The Hospital School will be getting a bonus of 77.6 million lempiras which which be used to pay the salaries of 241 nurses and some 2,000 administrative employees.
This news comes from a La Prensa article.