Mayor Renan Barrera Concha said in a statement that through health promotion, the municipality works to increase the prevention of diseases by providing basic medical services to vulnerable populations, programs that monitor and allow self-care and bring these works further south and closer to the stations. Bulletin.
Although it is not a specialty of the municipality, the mayor said that work is being done in coordination with the Yucatan Ministry of Health to provide basic medical services to those who need it most, the rights of women and men to health Provide specialized studies to guarantee, as well as promote a culture of timely care and disease prevention as a shared responsibility between residents and officials.
“In the municipality we work to grow together, not only in the common development of the economy, infrastructure and services, but also to guarantee access to medical services where they are needed with the programs with which we The economy supports the family, and we avoid transfer of patients,” he said.
He pointed out that there are 26 medical modules in the municipality, 20 in Merida and 6 in police stations, which have treated 12,245 people with rehabilitation sessions, offered 25,901 medical consultations and 15,999 dental consultations, most of them in those areas. The interventions of these social programs are concentrated where it is most needed.
He said 24 health melas were organized this year where 3,600 people participated for various consultations, as well as 950 rapid HIV tests were implemented free of cost from August to December.
During this 2022, the Medical at Home programme, which aims to bring this service closer to the elderly, bedridden or disabled, continued to work uninterrupted to provide care to 7,004 people.
In the field of psychological care, Dr. Ildefonso Machado Dominguez, Director of Health and Social Welfare, pointed out that 4,839 consultations were offered, 932 referrals were made and 6,461 workshops were given, contributing to the care of mental and social well-being. Emotional health of the population.
“This year we work continuously to take care of the physical, mental and emotional health of the population, complementing the actions being developed in the government unit of the State of Yucatan, work in neighborhoods and police stations to promote self-care and prevention, as strategies that have an impact on the quality of life for all of us”, he highlighted.
Face-to-face and virtual training offered in the field of nutrition.
It was on issues of food and nutrition education as part of health promotion, which reached a total of 12,773 beneficiaries.
In-person and virtual training on seven behaviors for self-care in diabetes was also provided, in which 6,322 people participated. Similarly, mothers, students and health professionals were trained on breastfeeding and complementary feeding, reaching a total of 4,643 beneficiaries.
He highlighted that with a reach of 9,274 beneficiaries, active people, mainly employees of the company, were also trained in healthy lifestyle. In addition, 3,470 were offered nutrition counseling and the preparation of an adequate nutrition plan as part of treatment to those interested in the subject.
Finally, 483 consultations were given to pregnant women, girls and boys under 5 years of age, always in the area of nutrition and nutrition planning.