PANAMA CITY.- The Republic's general controller, Francisco Humbert, took a tour around the facilities of the Santo Tomás Hospital and met with the medical personnel of the welfare center.
During the tour, Humbert noted the resources and medicinal shortage that exists and that is needed for the treatment of the patients.
The controller informed to local media that he will present an offer to the Cabinet Council in order that the hospital could, as an exceptional measure, do direct purchases until December.
Luis Carlos Bravo, medical director in charge of the hospital, assured that the situation is going to be solved, but did not specify the time that will take to meet the requirements of the health center.
At the beginning of the week, doctors of Santo Tomás Hospital informed that they would call for a strike if the government does not respond their claims, since they do not have the necessary resources to take care the patients.