CAPS representative Carolina de Palpalá explained in detail the lack of health professionals who carry out disability certification and, for her part, expressed her discomfort with the health problems resulting from cases of tuberculosis in children.
- Discomfort in health centers The steel city due to the lack of medical equipment.
- Patients are upset about the delay in receiving individual disability certificates.
- Doctors are on alert as cases of tuberculosis (TB) among minors are increasing.
Complications are again occurring in the province’s health centers, and the situation is becoming increasingly complex. From the Primary Health Care Center (CAPS) in Carolina District, That’s what they said: There are no health workers to carry out the disability certification.
Dr. Silvana Dibi, in turn, highlighted the complications caused by these delays in the delivery of certificates: “The problem we have is that the various specialists from the other positions do not want to renew them or the certificates after the CUD expires so that these people can renew their certificate. So they go around all over Palpalá; here we help them, but often patients come from Antarctica, and we don’t know their situation. We know the ones that are ours because we have the medical history and everything, so we see that people go around and end up in San Salvador.”
Given that, He expressed concern for patients who do not receive treatment and have to travel to other districts so that a clinician can issue them the appropriate certificate.
“I ask my colleagues to help prepare the certificates because these people are really disabled. We have blind patients and patients with motor disabilities who cannot move and cannot pay for taxi fares to get from one place to another. They then turn to the disability authority, where the CUD is expanded. These are services provided so that the patient can mobilize and carry out his rehabilitation in San Salvador free of charge. There are many professionals that we don’t have here, and they are cutting all of these procedures for a single certificate that can be performed by a clinical or general practitioner.”
Also mentioned was how important it is that the staff of the various health posts take care of the patients on site: “I returned to the hospital four years ago; I tried to help, but there are patients from Güemes where we have no medical history, and it is more difficult for me; I take care of the health agents if that is the case.” This Problem is that the Antarctic needs to be solved in Antarctica so as not to mobilize so much.”
There is a shortage of skilled workers at CAPS Carolina de Palpalá
Concern about cases of tuberculosis
One of the health problems that continues to impact and worry the healthcare sector is tuberculosis, which is a very contagious disease that can affect people of all ages.
It is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which infects not only the lung but also other parts of the body. The infection is passed on from person to person through the air when a patient with pulmonary tuberculosis coughs, sneezes, spits, and speaks. This condition can be prevented and cured, but if left untreated, it can be fatal.
Therefore, the specialist emphasized: “In our area, we are treating seven patients with tuberculosis and monitoring the contacts of the patients; we have seen a lot of sputum and plaques and are waiting for the results.”
“Today I asked for studies on two families, and I am waiting for the results. We have diabetics with tuberculosis; we are afraid because we have not seen as many cases of tuberculosis as we are now; we also have tuberculosis in children,” he concluded.