Council of Ministers approves 172 million for primary health care

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Peter Kavinsky

Madrid, 20 September (EFE). — On Tuesday, the Council of Ministers approved the allocation of 172 million euros to improve primary health care, announced last Saturday by Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez.

This item, provided in the State’s 2022 General Budgets, will be shared among the Autonomous Communities and will focus on the implementation of the Primary and Community Care Strategic Framework with actions to improve system accessibility at this first level. care, the old justification of platforms in favor of public health.

The allocation of these funds is expected to be decided by the National Health System Inter-Territorial Council, which will meet on Wednesday with Minister of Health Carolina Darias and regional advisers.

The meeting, which will also consider the situation with coronavirus at a time when the incidence among people over 59 years of age is 129.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 15 days, and the employment of hospitals (1.9%) and in intensive care units has been significantly weakened therapy (1.4%).

Health Minister Carolina Darias after the interterritorial health council. EFE/Javier Leeson

Health officials discuss the evolution of monkeypox

Health officials will also review the evolution of monkeypox, which has already cost three people their lives, according to the Ministry of Health, which last Friday reported a third death – co-infected with the disease from other causes – that took place in Madrid.

In addition, the latest update report indicated that there were 7,037 confirmed cases of monkeypox, of which 219 required hospitalization.

The inter-area meeting is being held a few days before next September 26, when communities will begin administering a second covid booster dose to homes and people over 80 years of age.

Regarding the possibility of extending the fourth dose to the rest of the population, Minister of Health Carolina Darias assured this Monday that it is necessary to go “step by step” and that the decision to inoculate this booster injection will depend on what the conference on vaccines, composed of experts, decides. .

Web Editing: Nuria Santesteban

Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at cablefreetv.org

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