The president of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, said today that his government is betting on a restructuring of the public health system in his country, when the head of the Health Secretariat, Alba Consuelo López, was sworn in.
Lopez, who served as a spokesperson for an intervening commission in the health system, enjoys "my confidence," Hernandez said at a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace.
The president emphasized that López also achieved "important changes" in the state hospital of San Lorenzo, in the south of the country in the last four years.
She stressed that the new official is a person "committed, with many desires to do things, feels passion for what she does and that fills me a lot of confidence and admiration towards her".
The Honduran president said that his government is betting on the "transformation" of the health system of the Central American country.
He stressed that this transformation will allow the Honduran people to receive a "dignified and efficient benefit" in the public health system.
Hernandez announced that in the next few days he will send to the Parliament a report on the restructuring of the personnel, projects and budget of national and international funds of the Ministry of Health.
In addition, he called on all health officials and employees to help in the construction of a new health system in Honduras.
The president also took the oath to the new administrator of the Ministry of Health, César Barrientos.