Sunday, June 4, 2023

Experts decry waiting 45 years for primary care strategy

World Family Doctor Day is observed every year on 19 May to honor and thank family doctors around the world for their important work in primary health care.

However, the president of the Dominican Society of Family and Community Medicine, Dr. Rubén Vasquez (Sodomefic), condemned that 45 years after the “Alma Ata Declaration”, where it stated that health for all by the year 2000, to date no primary care Strategy is not.

He assured that this strategy has not been implemented “because there is no political will, despite the fact that we are signatories to the Astana 2030 Declaration, which outlines a policy of universal health coverage.”

“In our country we call on the President of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abiendar, and the public health, the National Health Service (SNS), to pay more attention to this strategy, which will provide health to the whole population through prevention, which is in its hands What about all the health workers who are trained in our schools of family medicine across the country. Let’s change the direction of health to prevention, they do not have centralized hospital health in their hands, it is left to us in public health That leap should be made,” he said.

He expressed that family doctors are essential in the health care system, as they are the first line of medical care in many countries and provide a gateway to other health services and coordinate patient care with other medical specialists and healthcare providers. Let’s coordinate. In addition, they work to promote health and wellness in the community and educate people about healthy habits.

He added that “It is a pity that after our doctors are trained, they are working in emergency, intensive private clinics for a pitiful salary, as the system does not include the first level centers at the end of their training program.” resides ( CPN) where these doctors will be delivering high-quality and timely work.

He also said: “In terms of appointments, we are waiting for those who competed for appointments by the opposition that were elected last month. Out of 1000 locations, we will have 200 locations in Family Medicine.

“We congratulate all family doctors on this day and thank them for their continuous work in promoting the health and well-being of the world population. Their contribution is essential for improving the quality of life of people and so that they can get quality and accessible medical care.”

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