El Salvador inaugurates a bitcoin-funded veterinary hospital

El Salvador inaugurates bitcoin-funded veterinary hospital - slideveterinario1The president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, inaugurated Chivo Pets, the first public veterinary hospital in the Central American nation financed with part of the profits obtained from the rise of bitcoin (quotation BTC in real time) in October last year.

The hospital doors will be open to the public from next Saturday 26 February and will see patients from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM, every day and emergencies 24/7. Appointments can be requested through http://chivopets.sv or by calling 195, according to the Presidential House of El Salvador.

A really well organized hospital

The price of the consultations will be $ 0,25 and can be paid for from any digital wallet. "All procedures will cost the same for helping people who do not have the financial capacity to pay a private veterinarian," the Salvadoran government said.

The new pet medical facility has 12 consultation rooms and is expected to provide 384 consultations per day.

“The Chivo Pets clinical laboratory is an important complement to the daily work of the veterinarian in order to accurately diagnose the ailments that every pet suffers from, from kidney to liver profiles,” they explained.

The medical center is divided into stations, the shelter of infected and uninfected cats or dogs. In addition, it has four operating rooms, one of which is dedicated to patients admitted for emergencies. An imaging area divided into radiology and ultrasonography.

There are also rehabilitation and dog grooming areas. Among other things, the hospital has coworking stations available, along with two classrooms and an auditorium, which "will allow for the integration of staff, generating an environment for the exchange of experiences and knowledge that will benefit professionals and patients", they said.

Trust in bitcoin

The construction of the veterinary hospital in El Salvador, as mentioned at the beginning, comes from a portion of the profits left by the increase in the price of bitcoin to the FIDEBITCOIN trust, in October last year, when the coin surpassed $ 55.000.

The work was built with the surplus of the trust. "FIDEBITCOIN has a surplus of 4 million dollars, compared to the amount that the law establishes that it must administer", were the words of Bukele.

The trust, which was approved last August, is worth $ 150 million and provides liquidity for the conversion between BTC and US dollars to users of the Chivo wallet. It also provided the money for the $ 30 bonus in bitcoins that every user of the app received.

It should be noted that El Salvador is the first country in the world to make bitcoin legal tender. In the Central American nation, not only individuals and companies have the right to use bitcoin as currency, but also government agencies and other state entities.