Within the framework of the strategic guidelines adopted by the Minister of Public Health, Federico MangioneThe various officers who constitute his cabinet are visiting various operational areas to learn about the operation of major hospitals and health centers of his dependents, with a focus on aspects of aid, administration and human resources.
Health Services Secretary, Adrian RuaVisited El Tala and Rosario de la Frontera, the operational areas in the south of the province, where he met those responsible for the main hospitals.
Rua said, “At Al Tala, together with the manager Oscar Luna we talked about the decision of Minister Mangione to work on the redistribution of on-call hours of professionals in order to optimize the care and cover needs.”
There was also discussion about the shortage of specialists mainly in paediatrics, gynecology and ultrasound which are the priorities of the hospital. “This is an issue that we are going to try to answer as soon as possible, on the basis that the professionals go not only to the base hospital, but that they go to the health centers in La Candelaria and El Jardín, that That they go where the patients are, not the other way around,” he said.
With regard to improving the equipment, Rua said that “we are in talks with the municipality to accelerate the work to optimize the physical spaces where the tomographs will be installed, which have already been achieved through the efforts of the Ministry and digital X-ray equipment, with which Santa Teresa Hospital will be able to provide better quality care.
Melcora Figueroa de Cornejo in Rua Rosario de la Frontera was also at the hospital. Secretary of Health Services Daniel Correa, along with the coordinator of the El Tala and Rosario de la Frontera operational areas, observed the hospital expansion works and was informed of the need for others, such as the expansion of the PHC area with vaccinations and Central network of medical gases, mainly oxygen, for hospitalization rooms.
“These works are not included in the budget, but we are going to manage so that they are included, because they are very essential, especially the oxygen network, which at the moment only covers the intensive care unit,” he said. Told.
Rua threw light on the work of the PHC staff. “They are doing a very important job in prevention; Because there are so few children who are underweight or at nutritional risk, health agencies are working on another epidemic of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents. In a study done last year on school adolescents, they found 10% with high blood pressure are already in the hands of specialists”, he said.
Administrative Management Secretary, Gustavo SulekicMet with the administrative managers of the Santa Teresa Hospital in El Tala and Melchora Figueroa de Cornejo in Rosario de la Frontera.
“Minister Mangione tasked the entire team to go inside, contact the administrative managers of the hospitals, diagnose each situation, improve the administration of resources and provide lines of work to evaluate the operation,” he explained. ..
In this sense, the official said that “together with the administrative managers we are going to work hard to optimize the recovery of costs, update the rendering of accounts and reorganize the administration of human resources.”
As far as cost recovery is concerned, the aim of the hospitals is to increase the production of their own resources, for which the Sumer program will provide training in the field. “The minister’s instructions are that the central level is to go to the operational areas, provide all the necessary information and keep the doors of the offices open,” Sulekic said.