This is called the ‘0 delay’ scheme and means that no more than 30 days can elapse between a patient’s cancer diagnosis in Asturias and the start of their treatment. “It is an ambitious measure that anyone who has had, is or will in the future have a cancer procedure will undoubtedly know what it represents.” This was stated in Gijón by Pilar Fernández Pardo, deputy secretary of health of the Asturian PP and the candidacy of number 2 for the presidency of the principality headed by Diego Canga.
The doctor and lawyer from Gijón, who also underwent the oncological procedure, held a press conference at the Puerta de la Villa Health Center in Gijón. There he assured that the plan “includes a commitment to have access to the most advanced treatments that exist in other autonomous communities.”
He explained that the one-month period “includes all the procedures that have to be done. In some cases they will be surgical, in others radiotherapy or other types of treatment. Because, he explained, “carcinogenic processes require time.” Cancer ‘Delay 0’ plan for patients, if PP wins the election, to be launched “after auditing how the Principality’s Health Service (CESPA) is doing, how the Ministry of Health is doing, what are the means at our disposal” Undoubtedly, we will complete it in the minimum possible time. She was convinced that “we have the means in Asturias”, because “the budget we have in Asturias for health is good, it is important”, However, he explained, “another thing is the degree of execution which has not even reached 60% ».
In ‘Delay 0’ plan for cancer patients, Pilar Fernandez Pardo adds one more to newborn screening. “It’s the newborn heel prick,” he explained. At the moment, “it has a minimum commitment in Asturias: it only detects eight diseases, while we can reach a maximum commitment of 40 diseases.” He added that “other communities are already doing this”, so “we are committed to finding many of these endocrine-metabolic diseases that range from death to severe endocrine and neurologic problems.”
A “health parity”, which he recalled, “we had already announced weeks ago, when we talked about running a free vaccine program program to prevent families from paying, as is the case now, up to 1,000 euros for vaccines that do not include the principality”.
In his progress of the PP’s health program, he launched “an ambitious process that includes more measures and material and human resources for public health professionals: doctors, pharmacists and veterinarians.”
As he said, “There is uncertainty right now, professionals tell us, and we want to have a good control of the food chain, water, diseases transmitted from animals to humans, and also epidemics to avoid epidemics. Asturias scabies , as it happens now».