Monday, May 29, 2023

Former minister, Andy and other organizations call for health reform to be rolled back

A group of 62 Health System Actors ,between citizens, patients, users, workers and ex-officials of the state, Expressed his concern about the current content of the draft Health Reform and its processing in the Seventh House Commission.

that’s why they are called Government and Congress of the Republic To consider some of the warnings they convey about the risks that could be real to patients, users, institutions and the stability of the health system if the text being discussed today is approved.

,Change should be based on scientific evidence The letter said, without endangering the lives of Colombians, in transparent information and the real and effective participation of all people.

Similarly, 62 members of the health interest group state that “it is not clear whether the health reform introduced by the national government contributes to progress in the fundamental right to health and rather puts at risk the progress made in its effective enjoyment”. Right of “.

Next, he pointed to a series of concerns he had about the reforms. How? Does not address coverage and access issues that may arise in areas On the contrary, it fragmented and disorganized levels of care.

On the other hand, it does not guarantee financial stability of the system Well, they say, it breaks the financial security that the Unit Capitation Payment (UPC) means for the state.

Furthermore, they state that the reform outlines a clear and efficient institutional structure; Instead it creates multiple instances which increase bureaucracy in the field and exposes the system to politicisation.

“It discourages private participation in the provision of services, neglecting the quality, technological progress, training of human talent and investments in health that keep Colombia at the forefront of offering excellent hospital care,” the communication says.

And finally, he refers to a legislative process that has been fraught with criticisms and warnings. Therefore, they point out that there has been Discussion included “numerous, clear and documented procedural errors” that “suspend the business of project sustainability”, And they add that “a significant group of jurists have held that many of the provisions contained in the Bill should be processed by statutory law, as they compromise the guarantee of the fundamental right to health.”

“There is a high risk that the reform will be unconstitutional, with loss of time and enormous danger to the system,” they argue.

Among the unions, groups and individuals who signed the petition to the national government are former Ministers of Health Augusto Galán, Mauricio Santamaría, Fernando Ruiz, Alejandro Gaviria, Beatriz Londoña, Diego Palacio, Jaime Arias and Gabriel Riveros; former finance ministers Juan Camilo Restrepo, Rudolf Holmes, Juan Carlos Echeverri and José Manuel Restrepo; as well as former Deputy Minister of Health Iván Dario González, German Escobar, Carlos José Rodríguez, Jairo Núñez, Eduardo Alvarado, Carlos Castro, Blanca Elvira Cazigas, Carlos Ignacio Cuervo, Diana Cárdenas and María Andrea Godoy.

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