The Provincial Ministry of Health opened today the Office of the Right of Access and Health (OADS) No. 133 in the “Alejandro Korn” hospital of Melchor Romero. The new delegation will benefit ambulatory and hospitalized people, non-contributory pensions with special public benefits and the disabled and mostly from the western region of La Plata; Who will be able to process all the benefits needed for the development of their life in one place.
The inauguration was led by Deputy Minister, Alexia Navarro, who was accompanied by the province’s Minister of Women, Gender Policies and Sexual Diversity, Estela Díaz, Provincial Director of Access and Inclusion in Health, Lourdes Farias, Director of Publicity. and the right to health, Paula Tosi, and Valeria Carosella, head of the hospital’s social service.
The importance of these offices lies in the fact that all the essential processes of a person can be concentrated in one place and it is close to their home. In the beginning of this administration, there were only 65 offices and they were located exclusively in Amba area. Currently, there are 133 and they are also distributed in the interior of the province. This allows the beneficiaries to quickly contact and easily process what they need to do.
“When we believe we find; Apart from having some offices in relation to the target population we had, they were disconnected from the entire health policy of the ministry, and were completely undermined, therefore, whatever procedures were done, they did not get an immediate response” , explained director Lourdes Farias.
In this sense, he said that “it is with a comprehensive policy, resource management and a budgetary investment that allows; not only double the amount of OADs, but that profit can be resolved in a period of less than 30 days” , be it medicine, transportation, hospitalization or whatever your life needs.
Another measure taken by the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health was to shorten these deadlines, as previously a process could be stretched for years; Human resources allocated to care tripled. At the beginning of the management there were 70 agents, now there are more than 200 OADS workers.
In this way, the Office of the Right of Access and Health, as their name indicates, tries to bring closer and guarantee the right to health of all residents with disabilities in the province by responding to various demands; requests for drugs, nutritional supplements and prostheses; Plus exclusive benefits like medical companion management and home hospitalization.