The Minister of Health, Carolina Corcho, opened the door so that the health reform does not follow its course in the Congress of the Republic through the forum of Andi.
In several of his interventions, the official expressed his concern about the fact that there are no substantial changes in the health model and in the problems of equitable access to health services.
He indicated that the national government was aware today of the approval of the health reform, which was submitted to Congress on March 13 and, only He warned that he recognized that no bill would pass through that body without some form of modification.
“There are some essences that the president has requested or if the proposal does not agree, it would be withdrawn from the Government”; [si se remueven esas esencias]they put the official “We don’t want to change everything so that nothing changes,” he added.
For this reason, the head of the librarian asked the country to be more open to the plan, so that changes in the health system can begin to be implemented. In fact, it is emphasized that if the reform is not carried out, it is possible that the problems of the EPS will continue to work.
Corcho also argued that there are political sectors that have said that the Colombian health system is among the best in the world, but at the same time they have focused their efforts on health reform, which is a contradiction between what was said and what. it is done.
His intervention took place in the forum of Andi on Monday, 13 cal. there The president of that Association, Bruce Mac Master, pointed out that it is “not fair” to discuss health reform in terms of the Minister and the Peter Government, which refer to the business sector, specifically EPS, while the Business community – Mac Master insisted – shows the will to change.
“Yes, the speech worries me (…) to say that you don’t want to change the business sector, and we have done it in different sectors for many years.”he showed
That is why Mac Master asked Minister Corcho if he also has an open mind to receive an adaptation to the health plan. To these, the head of that Ministry replied: “We want and we have an opening. “Look, let’s do this better”, in the sense of change, but not to change anything, Corcho had explained.
He also said that a “democratic alliance” is required to reduce access to health services.
“One way of providing this is for financing to be an offer and not a sale of services”; they put the official
Also, it shows how easy it is to agree on the quality of health. For example, he indicated that it is necessary for citizens to have the ability to go to a medical consultation within an hour of their residence.
On account of the health sector
Other issues that were addressed in Andi’s forum had to deal with the health conditions of the laborers.
“It is important for us, step by step, to start the process of formalization and work, which, according to our opinion (…) starts from the first step” public threat And he said that he worked together with the Ministry of Education to implement an educational plan to train health workers.
“In this sense, we are going to present a concrete proposal soon, because of which there are health professions that need funding, an offer from the National Government to encourage this, especially in the dispersed territories”, added Minister Corcho.
Among other specialties, he said, gynecologists, family doctors, pediatricians, psychiatrists and internists will be fundamental.