Representatives of the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security (IESS) and the Society for the Fight Against Cancer (Solca) signed this Wednesday, September 28, a payment agreement for $9,463,000 corresponding to debts between 2012 and 2020.
Said agreement was signed by Félix Pilco, provincial director of Social Security, and José Jouvín, representative of Solca.
IESS debt that exceeds $ 100 million with Solca for care of referred patients has not yet been canceled
Last April, both institutions signed an agreement on outstanding values for the care of referred patients, however, the agreed amount was not paid, according to Solca.
For this reason, in August of the current year, the entity announced that it would suspend medical attention to new patients derived from the IESS, but this was avoided with a new commitment.
Regarding the most recent periods, 2021 and 2022, representatives of both institutions plan to sign another agreement to carry out the corresponding audits in the future.
Solca suspends care for new patients derived from the IESS for breach of payment agreement
Representatives of the Society for the Fight Against Cancer have indicated that the debt maintained by the IESS at the national level is around $140 million, and that initially there was a commitment to settle it until the end of May this year.
Solca has expressed its intention not to cancel 10% of that debt, which dates back more than eleven years, according to its representatives. (YO)