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Government, Health and Welfare

Public health standards, yellow fever, Malaria, accident insurance, dental benefits

Public health standards are improving, although physicians are still in short supply. Most of the country’s physicians work in the larger cities. In 1996 Colombia had one hospital bed for every 687 people. Malaria and yellow fever are still endemic in some parts of the country. A social insurance system provides maternity and dental benefits, accident insurance, workers’ compensation and disability, and retirement and survivors’ insurance to most of the industrial labor force. The system is financed by contributions from employers, workers, and the government.



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