Friday, December 8, 2023

Doctors in Peru demand a new health system in the face of the crisis

In a public statement, the organization called on the relevant sectors and especially the national authorities, to carry out this great unfinished task of the republic.

It determined that the new system must “guarantee equality in health, essential for the well-being, prosperity, progress and democracy desired by all Peruvians.”

It is argued that the country has suffered a deterioration in its socioeconomic status, with prospects for an aggravation and aggravation of health inequality, to the detriment especially of the poorest.

He pointed out that at the same time we are experiencing the collapse of health care, especially the public and the first level of care.

The text shows that the recent death due to the lack of basic medical care in a small town, of the vice president of the Congress, Hernando Guerra García, “is the daily reality of the majority of the population of Peru, despite the triumphant talks about insurance coverage. .” universal.”

So he explained the speech of President Dina Boluarte at the United Nations, in which he stated that 99 percent of the population of Peru has health insurance, which, the College added, “does not correspond to the bad reality of health services, despite efforts of sacrificed human resources.”

He explained that in general the axis of the new system should be the first level of care, which addresses 80 percent of diseases and health needs, but the centers with these characteristics are limitedly equipped and lack the necessary human resources.

For the Medical College, this situation is due to limited funding and priority for this level of care that various governments have promised to strengthen in vain.

This raises the problem of increasing childhood anemia that needs to be addressed on this front and which is exacerbated by deteriorating living conditions and food insecurity.

Faced with this situation, he added, the so-called political class seems helpless and the tragedy of 220 thousand deaths from Covid-19 is a health scandal that is “unworthy, until now, any proposal for the development of the authorities in the sector. or the legislative power.”

“It is clear that, due to the systemic, structural nature of the problem, the solutions must not be gimmicky patches, which otherwise cannot be fulfilled,” he warned.


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