The Ministry of Health of the Buenos Aires Province will start calling this Monday Telehealth and Care Center (CTech) over 340,000 people with diabetes who have registered in the vaccination campaign for COVID-19 to guarantee access to medicine and care that can prevent complications.
“Since we started management, we have developed an active search strategy for people who have diabetes and were not included in Prodiaba (the diabetes program of the Buenos Aires province) so that they can access drug coverage, and according to that strategy Together we have increased the register by more than 60%, which today is close to 80,000, “said Leticia Seriani, in charge of the information management, sustainable education and health portfolio, in a conversation with Telum Radio.
“All those people will be called, who will be called at the time of registration in the campaign get PBA vaccine He said he has diabetes,” Ceriani said.
The call aims to guarantee that everyone has access to the medicines, supplies, medical controls and care needed to prevent the many complications triggering the disease, which is estimated to affect 13 percent of Buenos Aires’ adults. affects the population. ,
Agents of the health portfolio will connect the person with diabetes to the health system for consultation and admission Diabetes Program of the Province of Buenos Aires ,prodiaba, And in turn, they will inquire about the type of pathology, prescribed medication and questions related to your lifestyle on the date of your last health check-up, among them if you smoke.
Prodiaba is the provincial diabetes program in charge of supplying supplies and medication to residents of Buenos Aires who receive care in the public sector and who do not have social security coverage or prepaid medication, and the response capacity of influencers through training Wants to strengthen and graphic content.
In Buenos Aires Province, it is estimated that 1 in 10 people over the age of 18 have diabetes and 40% are not aware of it. Because it does not give symptoms in the early stages, it is a chronic disease characterized by high levels of glucose or blood sugar.
Residents of Buenos Aires who need to receive Prodiaba benefits can go to the nearest public hospital or contact the telephone line 0221 429-2982 and email: [email protected],