AMERICA/PANAMA - "A Doctor at home" initiative in favor of the most vulnerable

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 healthcare  


Panama City (Agenzia Fides) - The health initiatives in Mexico City, called "Médico en tu casa" and "Cunas CDMX", were presented to the Ministry of Health (Minsa) authorities of Panama that wants to put them in place in favor of disadvantaged people. Through a Cooperation Agreement, recently signed by the head of the Government of Mexico City and the Minister of Health of Panama City, the project will also be launched in Panama. One of the objectives is to bring preventive medical care to those most in need.
According to experts, through this social policy it will be possible to consolidate an adequate and quality home health scheme to help all those who do not have social security.
According to information sent to Fides, the "Cunas CDMX" program, already adopted in other Mexican states, provides among others the struggle against so-called white deaths. The initiative consists of a pediatric physical delivery with several items for the baby and an information card for the child from 0 to 6 years of age. Also, local authorities believe that the functionality of the "Médico program en tu casa" has allowed to sign alliances at an international level in Colombia, Dubai, Kuwait, Cuba, Ukraine, Lithuania, China and soon in France and Uruguay. In Mexico City, thanks to the program approximately 2,600,000 households have been visited, 259,600 people in vulnerable conditions and 28,345 pregnant women assisted. Among other benefits, even health services to 206,612 adults, to 47,816 disabled persons, and 20,425 dental care at home. (AP) (Agenzia Fides 20/12/2016)