Grupo Argos will donate COP 10 billion through its foundation to increase the capacity of the health system to deal with COVID-19 Grupo Argos

19 March 2020

March 19, 2020

• The donation, added to the Suramericana contributions, will increase the installed capacity in Medellín by 25% for contingency care and the strengthening of the health service.

• These resources will serve to enable nearly 100 beds and specialized intensive care medical teams to care for patients who may present with COVID-19 infection.

• The additional attention capacity will be concentrated in the Pablo Tobón Uribe and San Vicente Fundación hospitals.


Aware of the situation facing the country due to the increase in cases of COVID19 and in order to provide solutions that can help the health system to face this challenge, Grupo Argos, through its Foundation, will donate COP 10 billion pesos to enable nearly 100 additional beds and specialized medical equipment to care for patients affected by the virus.

The donation goes to the San Vicente Fundación and Pablo Tobón Uribe hospitals, recognized for their experience in the health sector and for the professional quality of their medical staff. Each institution will receive COP 5,000 million, which represents an increase of 25% in the installed capacity of Medellín to attend this emergency.

The new intensive care units will be equipped with specialized equipment essential for the care of the life of critically ill patients and will be available between the end of next week and the first days of April.

“Today, more than ever, the country needs the efforts and competition of the business sector to participate in the problems, challenges and challenges we face. These initiatives demonstrate a collective feeling of business solidarity that unite us and make us stronger as a society and demonstrate the ability to mobilize efforts and wills to address social needs. ”

Jorge Mario Velásquez President of Grupo Argos