The Health Minister has reviewed the status of COVID, seismic virus infection and other issues including oral and dental planning in the Interterritorial Council.
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In today’s Interregional Council meeting, health and autonomous communities discussed Bill to strengthen equality, universality and cohesion of the national health system A series of agreements, such as the plan for the expansion of oral health services in the SNS service portfolio, approved by the government.
Health Minister Carolina Darius recalled, during an appearance after the plenary session, that she had said goodbye to masks two months ago. He has insisted that “Covid surveillance and surveillance is on”. health chief reviewed covid epidemiological situation, and said: “We continue in a steady manner And we continue to monitor genomic sequencing of the new variants BA.4 and BA.5″, but without a significant effect.
He has also addressed the situation of monkeypox. confirmed that Spain to get 10% of 110,000 dosesAnd that “at the end” The first 5,000 vaccines will arrive in June“. These come from centralized procurement that will be carried out from the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) of the European Union.
Darius confirmed that the first dose was “already being injected” and recalled that The Public Health Commission established the protocol. “Now it’s up to the autonomous communities to determine who.”
Description of oral plan
The minister has presented the commitment to an oral and dental plan for the whole of Spain as one of the great measures, which will Endowed with 44 million euros and by which Seven lakh people will benefit “This is a great step for our country. It is a commitment from the government of Pedro Sánchez and a mandate from the World Health Organization (WHO),” he said.
“We know there is an increase of more than 40% in verbal malformations” and consequently “the presence of other malformations”, explained Darius, adding that the aim is to normalize services in all autonomous communities and increase their time. Huh. plan is focused Children and young people aged zero to five years and six to 14 years, pregnant women, people with disabilities and people with facial cancer of the cervix,
“We believe that This is a very powerful plan that will allow us to intervene in the prevention In cases such as highly concentrated flower varnishes, pit and fissure sealants, which prevent the appearance of cavities and cleaning of the mouth, or fillings in fixed teeth, among others,” explained the head of health that have been unanimously approved.
Legislative barriers to future reform
As for the draft law amending various rules to strengthen the equity, universality and cohesion of the National Health System (SNS), Daria pointed out that “it is a balanced law and it fits well with existing regulations”. He did not want to divulge details, although yesterday I had explained in the press conference after the Council of Ministers how it would be prepared. Faced with a “leaning toward non-public”, this law needs to come out and become an interregional council “which sets in motion indicators that can govern the changes needed, as not all autonomous communities are the same.” are needed”, he commented on Darius.
The ambitious project of “preservation” of public health that the government proposes as an objective could clash with Catalan-like legislation that consolidates a mixed health system, which integrates all health resources into a network for public use. integrates, whether they are publicly owned or not.
In the case of Madrid, the preamble of the Law on Sanitary Regulation of the Community of Madrid establishes that “the function of providing health services corresponds to that of a single public use health network”, which includes “privately owned integrated centres”. public and private”.
On the other hand, the Euskadi Health Regulation Law establishes that the relationship between the Basque Department of Health and “any private entity for the provision of health services shall be established as a prior approval, as established in this behalf by common law Basic and current law”.
Since 2015, with socialist Carmen Montón as Minister of Health, the Valencian community has already regulated universal access to health, abolishing co-pays and, according to the ministry, hospitals such as Algeria and Torrevieja. Health concessions for direct management have begun to be reversed. Source.
Other health issues on the regional debate table
The agenda was also discussed. Public health surveillance strategy. “We are facing the approval of a mandate from the 2011 Public Health Act”has indicated.
In addition, the election of Galicia to represent the autonomous communities at the EU Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Council (EPSCO) meetings during the second half of 2022 has been agreed.
To these added the approval of the criteria for the distribution of credits assigned to finance the 2022 Annual Action Plan of the Spanish Network of Agencies for Evaluation of Health Technologies and Benefits of SNS; and programs for the development of health cohesion policies, training for the rational use of drugs, and the National Bone Marrow Donation Plan.
and the 2021 Annual Report on Gender Violence and the Strategic Plan for 2022-2024 of the National Plan Against Antibiotic Resistance (PRAN) have been approved.
In addition, information will be provided on the progress of the Perte de Salud de Vanguardia in various initiatives such as digital transformation work in primary and community care; Public Health Strategy and Designation SNS. New centers for the use of CAR-T drugs in,
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