Friday, June 9, 2023

More than 18.3 million euros to strengthen primary care in Aragon

Aragon will receive more than 18.3 million euros to modernize its health centers and provide them with new equipment, and more than 1.2 million euros to improve its mental health services.

The government has activated distribution to 615 million communities this Tuesday, of which around 580 million will go towards strengthening the infrastructure and equipment of over 13,000 primary care centers across the country, the largest ever investment in the sector Is. , while 38.5 million would go to improving mental health services.

Autonomous communities should allocate these funds distributed within the framework of the Primary Care Infrastructure Improvement Plan (MINAP) to modernize and improve their health centers and clinics and build new physiotherapy, radiodiagnostic and emergency rooms that avoid waiting, saturation or unnecessary travel. should finance

In the case of primary care for Aragon, the transfer of funds from the Ministry of Health received in the Treasury totaled 18,389,995 euros to improve the infrastructure in the various health centers. The region has 124 health centers spread across the region.

As reported by the Ministry of Health, MINAP will allocate 9,686,400 euros for various works, including the new Perpetuo Socorro Health Center (7.4 million), among the summaries of the items already earmarked for Aragon in relation to the plan. , expansion of Utebo and air conditioning plan for three health centers.

Regarding the projects of the Directorate-General for Digital Transformation (500,000 Euros), the following are detailed: Development of new indicators in health strategies (Business Intelligence-BI tool), Development of individual plans and nursing care plans in HCE (Guhara-AP) , Health Center Development of a mobile version of Guhara-AP for use in out-of-home care and emergencies and development of an “asset recommendation” protocol of the Aragon Community Care Strategy in Guhara-AP, improvement of the web-blog tool under the domain “aragon.s” Development of an image labeling and archiving system in our PACS (Image Storage and Archive System) within Aragon’s community care strategy and its application from primary care to teledermatology.

2.2 million will be allocated to other projects, and includes the development and implementation of health strategies (diabetes, COPD, ischemic heart disease, stroke, cancer, palliative care, rational use of drugs, etc.), training of professionals and equipment support. Indication on electronic prescriptions for doctors and nurses and for decision making in prescriptions.

Another segment included in these grants will be used for the acquisition of diagnostic equipment. They are detailed in:

– Purchase of ultrasound machines (50 units) for an amount of Euro 1.1 million.

– Purchase of 8 mydriatic retinographs for an amount of €160,000.

– Renovation or purchase of refrigerators for vaccines with temperature detection system in all centers (€160,000)

– Renovation of radiology rooms in the centers of Ejea, Fraga and Tarazona: €400,000.

Other diagnostic equipment for primary care teams, equipment for physiotherapy rooms and emergency areas of health centres, investment in air conditioning in centres, lighting, repair/purchase of elevators etc. (4.1 million).

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