The health reforms being prepared by Gustavo Petro’s government – headed by Health Minister Carolina Corcho – have generated some cynicism in the political sphere.
Petro reform is one of the flagship projects of the government. In this regard, Education Minister Alejandro Gaviria, according to an interview with RCN Radio, i disagree on some points Cork has raised first. Although he may have already established his position in the Council of Ministers, he will be prepared to publicly question the reform.
However, Minister Gaviria (who was also Minister of Health under the presidency of Juan Manuel Santos) insisted that “he has been prudent” because the text of the resolution, which is expected to be presented at the end of January, is not yet known. And he said that, similarly, he would be “candid” and “loyal” to his views.
“I’ll stick to what I think, somehow the worst betrayal in life is a betrayal of oneself. I’m going to give my opinion, obviously with respect, but this is a topic in which I think we should There’s a partial consensus on what to do, like all things in life, within cabinet,” he explained to RCN radio.
A few months earlier, in the midst of his presidential candidacy, Gaviria assured that the proposal Petro expressed at the time was “problematic” and “could generate chaos”, because “the health of the people is at stake”. “.
key points of improvement
Given the rumors that the health reform will already have a draft and a date for filing in the Congress of the Republic, Minister Carolina Corcho clarified to EL Tiempo that the proposal is still being worked out, and that some of the key forward Points Shared Wallet:
1. Primary Health Care (PHC): It will be the fundamental pivot within the health system and seeks to work specifically on the social determinants of health, guarantee the proximity of the population to care centers and transform Primary Care Centers (CAPs) into gateways to the health system which is performed by most emergency services today.
2. Employment and respect of health workers: This component, like these other pillars, is enshrined in the Statutory Health Act 1751, which, as a guide and mandate, aims to advance and continually improve the quality of care for the whole population.
3. A transparent public information systemTo know the flow of system resources and be able to make public policy decisions. This point seeks to compensate for one of the great shortcomings of the health system, such as the fragility of its information systems and their disorganization.
4. Overcoming the Financial Intermediation of the System: This, according to the minister, is so that timely payments are made to service providers, both public and private, debts are minimised, accounts are cleared and so on to avoid access barriers, closure of services or interruptions in attention.
5. A Science, Technology and Innovation PolicyIncluding a policy to strengthen THS as well as a drug policy that supports the country’s health autonomy.