The deputies of the Azores PSD elected by Biko today lamented that the Socialist Parliamentary Group “continue to launch rumors to criticize the health policies of the coalition government, as happened this week about the alleged centralization of the management of health centers in Biko and Faialo. They added that Flores exists only in their imaginations.” Representatives.
“It is natural for the government to deny the statements made by the representatives of the Socialist Party, which were nothing more than another attempt to make us forget the previous rule in the territory, and the state in which the health of the Azores left.” Democrat Carlos Freitas.
“Not only are we saying, but users are saying that this government is combating the structural problems of the sector in the region, be it financial, as in human resources and equipment, by designing and revamping the system, motivating its professionals to be increasingly effective in responding to the Azores, from All the islands.
The deputy cited “the board of directors of the health unit of the island of Pico itself, which pointed out the problems related to the state of infrastructure and equipment of the three health centers on the island, almost all of them related to the lack of maintenance over the years, the years in which the Socialist Party had a government, which was 24”, provided.
According to Carlos Freitas, “in the Maddalena Health Center, the initial program will advance to implement the improvement project for that unit, whose diseases have been identified”, a reality that will also take place in the Sao Roque Health Center, “with one project, divided into two phases, but which will make it possible to improve and correct the various structural defects it represents,” he offers.
“With regard to the Lajes Health Centre, the redesign work should resume as soon as possible and will provide it with functional improvements with regard to the emergency department, medical and nursing services, physiotherapy center, and hospitalization,” he said. Carlos Freitas.
The “recent acquisition of new x-ray equipment for the health center in São Roque, work in the radiology service, which provided the room with all the necessary technical and safety conditions, to replace the 26-year-old equipment” was reinforced.
Carlos Freitas also said that “it was this government and the coalition government (PSD, CDS-PP and PPM) that promoted the visits of specialists to Pico Island, while the Socialist Party suspended it when it was in power. This is what the people of Pico and the Azores cannot forget.”
“At this level, we can confirm that in 2021 there were 3,717 specialist consultations, the highest number in the past 10 years, with gynecological consultations resuming in 2022. With regard to the displaced users of the health unit from Pico Island, there was 3,696 for hospitals in the region or on the mainland”, he concluded.
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