Saturday, February 4, 2023

Health secretary recognizes shortage of medicines and shortage of specialists

State Health Secretary, Jose Antonio Martinez Garciaannounced that there is a backlog of medicines by the Institute of Health for Health (INSABI), because only about 32 percentIn line with all of the previous years, the state government therefore had to invest in procuring the missing drugs.

After the inauguration of the new Hemodialysis Unit Southern General Hospital, The official admitted that the spending pressure was exerted last year because, About 70 percent medicines were not given by the federation.

“You have to look for resources from the state government (…) Obviously if I don’t get the medicines needed to save the patient, you have to buy them. In fact, there is a problem with consolidated procurement supplies, at the moment We have got about 32 percent corresponding to 2022.he declared.

When asked if it was a mistake for Puebla to enter into consolidated procurement of drugs, he said that it was not, because these inputs are cheap Because you buy more. He even said that the savings can be invested in other medicines or medical equipment.

“It’s not a mistake, in theory it’s what we call economies of scale, it’s not that Puebla buys five bottles of water because the whole country bought 500 or a thousand, it’s economies of scale, the more you buy , the cheaper you get it” , Opinion.

According to the Institute for Municipal Management, Administration and Linkages (IGAVIM), during 2022 State Health Secretariat has demanded 31 lakh 75 thousand 985 medicines And of these it received only 21,505,729, i.e. the federation sent only 30.8 per cent and there was a shortfall of 69.2 per cent.

The foregoing placed the Puebla unit as the fifth state with the largest backlog of drugs nationally by the Institute for Health.

There is a shortage of 441 specialist doctors.

In another way the secretary also announced There is a shortage of medical experts in the health sector, As there are still 441 vacancies to be filled. He explained that this is not a local problem, but also a national and global one, as the sector decides to operate in other countries.

He told that doctors are being searched. Angiologist, Proctologist and NeurologistAs well as specialized nurses. For this reason, they take action every day to recruit more personnel to man clinics in the interior of the state where they are most needed.

Martinez Garcia said There was a shortage of 560 expertsBut INSABI has hired 119, so 441 positions are yet to be filled.

“Every day we try to find doctors who want to offer their services near the interior of the state, where we suffer most from the lack of specialists (…) This is a national and global problem”End.

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