The Minister of Health and Social Policies, María Martín, defended this Tuesday in Parliament strategic and transversal measures “aimed at good governance that puts people at the center.” The purpose of the demonstration is to present the program of action of his department of the XI Legislature, “based on the strengthening of a system aimed at guaranteeing the social rights of the people of Rioja. A public, fair, universal , accessible and quality system.
He emphasized that “we are the ones who must adapt to the needs of users, providing an agile response.” For this reason, “we will provide a free choice and second opinion to patients and expand the existing portfolio of services.” Likewise, he noted that “we will encourage high-resolution consultations through organizational changes in hospital agendas and improved coordination with Primary Care.” Some developments that – he said – are supported by the need to work to alleviate the lack of health or social health professionals, as well as equity in portfolios.
He also chose the “unification of Health and Social Policies”, which he considers “not only an achievement, but a necessity, which cannot be understood without innovation, “key to improving care, ” he said. In this way, he announced the development of a new Biomedical Research Strategy in La Rioja, the creation of the first Health Research Institute, the future Degree in Medicine or the implementation of the Innovative Omni-channel Care System (in -person, internet, app, phone, etc.), etc.
Somali (PSOE): “Capellán’s Government inherited a very advanced Autonomous Community in health and social policy”
For his part, the spokesperson of the Socialist Group of the Health and Social Policies commission, María Somalo, was critical of the Capellan Government’s decision to create a macro council and said “we are leaving them a very advanced region in terms of service.” social and health and shows the general willingness of the Socialist Group to support all those involved in investing in public services. Of course, “we will oppose any attempt to divert public resources to private resources.” In the social situation, Somalo assured that, “thanks to what the socialists did in the last legislature, there is a Strategic Plan for Social Services.” In addition, “they have an Infrastructure Plan for Dependency care, with 9 Day centers and a new nursing home. In matters of health, he stated that “the the best declaration of the goals of a new group of government is expressed in the area of the budget, as happened in the previous legislature.”