This Wednesday morning, the Minister of Health of Brazil, Eduardo Pazuello, received the visit of the Ambassador of Venezuela, Maria Teresa Belandria. The meeting, held at the Ministry’s offices, was also attended by Minister Counselor Tomás Silva.
During the meeting were discussed important issues such as the measures the federal government is taking to care for vulnerable populations free of charge during the pandemic, including migrants from Venezuela, through Brazil’s public health network, .
A few months ago, the Venezuelan Embassy in Brazil conducted a census of Venezuelan health personnel residing in Brazil, with the purpose of incorporating them into the Brazilian health system specifically to combat the covid-19 pandemic. 100% of the people who sent their data declared that they were willing to work as volunteers. Already last month, in the state of Roraima, some Venezuelan professionals were incorporated in the hiring of doctors for the opening of the field hospital built by Operation Acolhida in Boa Vista.
The friendship between Ambassador Belandria and Minister Pazuello dates back to 2019, when Pazuello was the commander of Operation Acolhida, the federal government’s welcoming program for Venezuelan migrants, and he received Belandria’s visit in Roraima and Amazonas on numerous occasions. Minister Pazuello reaffirmed his support for the work that the embassy in Brazil has been carrying out since February 2019.