The Ministry of Health of the Buenos Aires Province will start calling this Monday Telehealth & Care Center (CTech) A Over 340,000 people with diabetes have registered in the vaccination drive for COVID-19To guarantee access to medicine and care that prevents complications.
“Since we started management, we have developed an active search strategy for people who have diabetes and who 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’ve grown the register by more than 60%, reaching nearly 80,000 people today,” said the Under Secretary of State for Information Management, Oversight of the Sustainable Education and Health Portfolio. Leticia CerianiIn conversation with Telam Radio.
“All people who stated at the time of registration for the Immunization PBA campaign that they have diabetes will be called”added Seriani.
The call aims to guarantee that everyone has access to the medicines, supplies, medical controls and necessary care 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 to the 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 the province of Buenos Aires, it is estimated that 1 in 10 people over the age of 18 have diabetes and 40% do not know it because it does not give symptoms in the early stages, because it is a chronic disease that It is characterized by presenting high levels of high 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@example.com.