February 19 – According to Peruvian’s Official Words, Peruvian Minister of Production José Luis Chicoma pointed out on the 18th that private companies need to support the country to solve the current medical oxygen shortage crisis and convert some industrial oxygen into medical oxygen.
To this end, the government is investigating industrial oxygen producers to understand the possibility and time required for such conversion.
Chicoma reports that the government will take an inventory of 20 industrial oxygen companies by the 20th.
The Peruvian Ministry of Production has established a register of industrial oxygen producers and sellers to regulate and ensure the use of medical oxygen in national health institutions in accordance with Decree No. 31026.
Under the relevant decree, producers, traders and importers of industrial oxygen must submit the information to the Department for registration within three days, which will help to identify the personnel involved in the production, import and sale of industrial oxygen.
In addition, the National Union of Private Enterprise Organizations in Peru (Confiep) is preparing a proposal so that the private sector can buy a vaccine for the novel coronavirus and distribute it free of charge to workers and their families.
Previously, the new Health Minister Oscar Ugart also pointed out that the private sector is being assessed to allow the import and sale of vaccines, but the price cannot be higher than the cost of the government in this regard.
In the past year, the COVID-19 epidemic has promoted entrepreneurship to some extent.
A survey by Datum shows that 42% of all start-ups in Peru are established during the epidemic.
The survey results show that 55% of Peruvians regard entrepreneurship as their only source of income. In addition, 8% of people have a formal company job although they start a business.
The most common startups are currently related to food, delivery services, and textiles. 68% of entrepreneurs advertise on social media.