Saturday, March 25, 2023

SLP’s have 787 health aides in their communities


San Luis Potosí, SLP.- The health services of the state government have a total of 787 health assistants who, in the year 2022, recorded a total of 70 thousand 214 health interventions for potocinos and potosinos living throughout the state.


A health assistant is a local man or woman who promotes and cares for the health of families and individuals, forming a link between health units and the community. There should be a meeting for their election where the health team and local officials are present. Presently health assistants are getting the benefit of 201 thousand 781 Potosina and Potosino.


Health assistants are located as follows: 14 in Sanitary Jurisdiction I in the capital of San Luis Potosí; 42, in the Sanitary Jurisdiction II of Matehuala; 89, in Sanitary Jurisdiction III of Vila de Pozos; 88, in the Sanitary Jurisdiction IV of Rioverde; 110, in Sanitary Jurisdiction of Ciudad Valles v; 242, in the Sanitary Jurisdiction VI of Tamazunchale, and finally 202, in the Sanitary Jurisdiction of Tancanhuitz.


Gerardo Hernández Rodríguez, health assistant and state head of traditional midwives, explained that the activities they perform are: visiting populations that require follow-up medical treatment; To provide education to the people to care for and improve their health; carrying out prevention and health promotion activities to avoid diseases; promoting community participation in undertaking sanitation works and promoting a healthy environment; Attentive to health problems of very low complexity and identify the population living in the environment and inform the authorities and health team.


Finally, Hernández Rodríguez explained that, in order to be registered as a health assistant, it is important to have the following profile: be over 18 years old, be a resident of the city for at least two years, speak Spanish and Belongs to their city, knows how to read and write, is passionate about promoting self-care activities in the community, is integrated into the continuing education system and informs jurisdictional coordinators of interventions made.

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