They are working on programs that optimize services in the Kalchaki Valleys – Tucuman Ministry of Public Health

The Minister of Public Health, Dr Luis Medina Ruiz, met with members of the Faculty of Medicine, the National University of Tucumán and the Valles Calchaquíes program.

Health Justice Secretary Victor Alberto Urbani said they discussed human resources in public health and the need to strengthen certain points to improve people’s access to the health system in the most remote parts of the province with a regional perspective. . “It should be noted that the reality that Tucuman has is very similar to that in Salta, Jujuy, Catamarca. It was a very productive meeting with several agreements. The first is an agreement we have reached to work with the Tucuman National University and the Ministry of the Province and the Nation. He is working on the Positive Action Program for the Kalchaki Valleys. Nation will accompany this program, “he explained.

For his part, Valles Calchaquíes program coordinator Dr Hautequer said they had discussed a very important issue, the Valles Calchaquíes Safe Career Program: “It was developed by the medical school about ten years ago, thanks to the dean of the faculty. of Medina, Dr. Matteo Martinez. We passed on the concerns that the community conveyed to us, and they were very well received. The program is for the supplement that ancestral medicine may have at the request of the original community, in addition to the traditional medicine that is currently being developed in the valleys. Generic medicine, unlike traditional medicine, respects interculturalism with its customs and traditions with methods that over time continue to be passed on by word of mouth, but have been separated from traditional medicine. We discussed the possibility for the Ministry of Public Health to train indigenous health personnel and to inform this health agent about the two types of medicines that serve the community. We try to ensure that the place has its own informed social and health agents, as they are the ones who know people the most. ”

Finally, Dr. Maria Eugenia Quinteros Nele, Head of Rural Internship at the National University of Tucuman and Officer of the Program for Positive Action in the Kalchaki Valleys, recalled that this year there is no unlimited entrance exam to enter in the career of UNT medicine: “We want to continue to support the Program of Positive Action for the Kalchaki Valleys. There used to be a common quota and with this program a protected group for the boys from the valleys. As there is no longer an entrance exam, there is no quota for one or the other. In the current type of admission, certain stages have to be completed, which have a cycle of university setting with exams, after which they continue with an introductory module, which is the stage they are currently completing, consisting of three parts with refund and the possibility of a free exam. and after passing this stage they can take only the subjects of the first year of medicine. As there is no entrance exam with a limit, there is no quota. We want to support the program with the support of the Ministry of Health of the province and the nation, because human resources, supplies, among other things, are needed to maintain this structure. We want the boys to stay and not disappear. “

The meeting was also attended by the Medical Executive Secretary of Siprosa, Dr. Miguel Ferre Contreras, the Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Eliana Molina, among other authorities.

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