Government investment in health reaches 5% of total resources received in PGE 2020

A study by the Jubilee Foundation on the budget allocation of the departmental governments in 2020, states that only 5% of the resources received are for health. The departments demanded a 12% refund of the Direct Tax on Hydrocarbons (IDH), which withheld to create a fund to support hydrocarbon exploration. During the period 2014 – 2019, the $500 million was never used. President Jeanine Áñez enacted a law that restores part of these resources, $200 million, with the condition that 50% shall be used to strengthen the health system of municipalities and governorships.

Source: El Deber