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President Ollanta Humala to encourage more doctors to work in poor areas of Peru

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 President Ollanta Humala Tasso said Sunday that his government is considering measures to improve public health services and provide better incentives to get more doctors and nurses working in the poorest areas of the country.

"This means creating incentives for new doctors and nurses to come to work in these neglected areas; because one thing is to work in [the capital]Lima, where there is everything, but another thing is in Orcopampa," he said during his visit to this remote town in Arequipa, southern Peru.

President Humala, accompanied by First Lady Nadine Heredia, visited Arequipa yesterday to provide food, medicines and other relief supplies to people in rural areas affected by the cold spell, and also handed out land titles to peasants in the Orcopampa district.

During his visit, President Ollanta Humala found that many of these areas lack 24 hour health services. Therefore, he stressed the need to increase medical staff to meet the demands and needs of the population.

He noted that serving in areas such as Orcopampa is a sacrifice for health professionals, and therefore reiterated the need to create appropriate incentives to get more doctors and nurses to work in remote places.

Humala said his government is considering measures to improve public health services and provide better incentives to get more doctors and nurses working in the poorest areas of the country.

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