Cusco, Peru, Aug 17, 2020 / 14:15 pm
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, Peru has been among the hardest hit countries in the world, ranking sixth in the total number of reported cases according to the John Hopkins University of Medicine.
The country's health system has been hard pressed to properly treat patients, and oxygen has been one of the main shortages, especially in the rural areas.
To fill the gap, the Archdiocese of Cusco has raised approximately $175,000 through the "Cusco Breathes" campaign to purchase oxygen tanks which could help hundreds of COVID-19 patients.
Also participating in the campaign are CONREDE (National Council of Deans of Professional Schools) and the Cusco Region COVID-19 Operations Command.