The government confirms that the forum will promote health in Beni
Juan Carlos Sakamoto, Director of Health Services of the Directorate, confirmed that the forum, which was held in Trinidad with the participation of municipalities and relevant actors, will serve to strengthen the plan that is being implemented.
“This meeting has improved planning with the contribution of the people who attended, and we are taking into account the proposals and suggestions to strengthen our health plan,” he said.
Representatives from the Autonomous University of Beni, directors of the Health Network, directors of hospitals, and the Beni Medical School, among other institutions, participated in this meeting.
Sakamoto showed the press the agreement between the Ministry of Health and the Cooperation Agency of the Japanese government, through which the donation of Benny’s tomography device is guaranteed.
It is estimated that this device will move to this department between September and October.
Two laboratories in Trinidad and Riberalta have also been completed through the United Nations Development Programme.
“These accomplishments are part of what we have anticipated in our plan that we are making a reality, as we have expected to build level two hospitals,” he said.
The cities included in the national government hospital plan are San Ramon, San Borja and Trinidad, and the central health center in the latter city will become a level II hospital.
He noted that by decree, the redesign of the Hospital “Presidente German Bosch” was set at 4.6 million Bolivians.
“After the pandemic and much more, the health system in our district has fallen behind in terms of immediate and timely care, and the health services have not dedicated themselves to solving it, due to many factors,” said Maurice Rousseau, chief medical officer of Beni. .
During his intervention in the forum, he suggested checking the number of health professionals according to each municipality, based on their population and the solution capacity that should be present in each of them.
Likewise, there must be adequate infrastructure, good environments, according to the needs of each region, as well as equipment and transportation.
He considered that there are shortcomings in the surgical support program because not all of its programs are working, and service networks are without supervision to know the quality of care and the number of patients among other factors.
He emphasized that there is insufficient institutional capacity to adequately lead the departmental health system, which is a comprehensive, comprehensive and multicultural family health system, and ensures compliance with the independent sectoral competencies.
In addition, there are no timely resources and systems for early warning and participatory health surveillance for disease prevention and control.