Measures such as the pilot plan in primary health and the zero copay in Fonasa were highlighted by President Gabriel Boric at a UN meeting. According to the head of state, removing barriers to access to health care closes “a gap of inequality and inequality that is also corroding our democracies.”
President Gabriel Boric referred to his health policy at the UN high-level meeting on universal health coverage.
The head of state initially pointed out that it was about the pandemic “The world’s inequalities and injustices were reflected and deepened where we even found ourselves competing for vaccines.”
“Today, after the pandemic has been overcome, we from Chile want to reaffirm that our commitment to preserving democracy means being able to respond to the needs of our people. Health is fundamental there because it is a human right,” he added.
The president focused on primary health, ensuring that “although our country has a long health tradition, we still have many gaps.”
“To improve health care, we are implementing a pilot model of primary care in different communities in the country that represent Chile’s geographical and cultural diversity.” he explained.
In this sense, he indicated that they will try to expand this program to scale “To reach as many communities as possible by the end of our mandate in two more years.”
Boric highlights Zero Copay in Fonasa
On the other hand, Boric highlighted the zero copay in Fonasa, which he introduced in his first year in government.
“With this comprehensive plan, people living, working or studying in different parts of our country will have access to the wide range of services offered in primary and public healthcare.” held.
According to the president, removing barriers to access to health care “closes a gap of inequality and inequality that is also corroding our democracies.”
“To defend freedom, pluralism and human rights, we must show our people that we are responding to their most basic needs, and health is one of them.” he expressed.