The Azores government has revealed “deep thinking” for a “restructuring” of the regional health services (SRS) that could lead to more outreach to private parties, regional secretary Clelio Meneses revealed this Tuesday.
In reaching health, injustice is the limit that makes those who cannot wait and cannot reach it. On the other hand, who can pay twice, because they pay their taxes and pay their health insurance. Deep thinking is needed as we do that. We’re trying to understand if we want to express this in a system that everyone is a part of. It is a system that is a cogwheel to people’s needs, the regional health minister said, at the monthly plenary session of the regional legislative assembly, which began in Horta, Faial Island.
As part of a question session on health and addiction, presented by Parliament in Parliament, Cleo Meneses also revealed that the “Health Forum 2030 is in preparation”, which will “include everyone who wants to contribute to the reform of social networks”, envisioning a new regional health plan that will be “presented in later this year.”
The information came from the guardianship official after Chiga’s deputy, Jose Pacheco, wondered if the regional executive would More and better protocols to reduce queues.
The regional secretary noted that the current government, the PSD/CDS-PP/PPM coalition, has permanently employed 52 doctors, providing family doctors to more than five thousand Azoreans.
According to the official, the executive branch is also in the process of “reworking the legal and regulatory framework for the displacement of patients and health professionals.”
This framework is currently scattered due to various regulations. We hope to provide, during this year, a global framework that includes all the rules for travel of patients and health professionals.”
Also this year, Completion of the incentive program for the establishment of nurseshe added.
In the initial intervention, PS Deputy Tiago Lopez considered the SRS “showing signs of deterioration”, noting that on the island of Santa Maria there are “serious restrictions in the movement of patients due to the difficulties they face in terms of transportation”.
On the island of São Miguel, “More than nine thousand users are waiting for a medical appointment In Ponta Delgada Hospital, “while on the island of Terceira there is a rupture in the emergency department of the Praia da Vitoria health center due to the lack of a doctor,” he added.
“In Graciosa, a patient has been waiting more than 200 days to get an appointment, and other patients have waited more than four months to show the doctor the required tests,” he said.
The parliamentarian also noted that on the island of São Jorge “two doctors stopped their work a few days ago, and in Pico the promised new building of the health center was nothing more than an electoral promise.”
He continued in Faial, “There are about 3000 users without a family doctorAnd in Flores, physiotherapy care has not been provided for two weeks.
On that island, he added, “doctors have not been to parishes for more than two months and there are no dental appointments at Lajes das Flores.”
In Corfu, “With the appointment of a nurse and a doctor on the board, working hours have been extended to include Saturdays and Sundays, and the aforementioned nurse and the appointed doctor are permanently absent,” he said.
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