Their health care and the medicines required by patients with diseases that prevent them from moving have reached the doors of their homes through the “Doctor at home” program (Médico a domicilio), which has already benefited more than 3,322 Yucatecan families in one month.
While presenting a balance of the activities of the Médico a domicilio program, which began on October 29, the head of the Ministry of Health of the State (SSY), Mauricio Sauri Vivas, reported that six brigades are constantly visiting the different regions of the state to treat a wide array of cases, as part of the commitment of Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal to bring these type of service to the population.
“The execution of Médico a domicilio advances at a very good pace. Saving lives through prevention, detection and timely care of diseases among the vulnerable sector of the Yucatecan population, and as part of the commitment of this administration through the implementation of this effective health strategy” the secretary said.
The brigades, each made up of one doctor, 1 nurse, 1 nutritionist, 1 social worker and 1 health promoter, visit the homes of people with disabilities, senior citizens in conditions of abandonment, and pregnant women who do not count with a pre-natal control program.
The team of specialists diagnose or treat the patient, but also to leave the medications they need to improve their condition, which most of the time is almost impossible for family members to acquire due to the difficult and precarious economic situation they live.
The strategy already has good results and it will progressively reach the 106 municipalities in the state, making sure that all Yucatecans have medical care and medicines at hand.
Sauri Vivas explained that in a first stage, Médico a domicilio is set to serve 10 thousand families and by the time it has been consolidated throughout the territory, it is estimated to serve annually 2,547 pregnant women, 106,248 patients with chronic diseases, 112,389 people with disabilities and 252,890 elderlies.
“We want more than 470,000 Yucatecas all over the state to have access to these benefits”, the official said.
The head of the Health Secretariat (Secretaría de Salud de Yucatán SSY) detailed that mobile care teams perform various physical examinations and measurements of different indicators, such as weight, height, blood pressure and glucose, among others, with the support of first level equipment.
“In order to track cases and send the patients who need it to health institutions, the different conditions are recorded. Through this action, it has been possible to find 493 Yucatecan homes with people in a situation of vulnerability and in which the corresponding actions are being carried out to address these cases and provide citizens with the necessary medical care, ” Sauri Vivas concluded.
TYT Newsroom with information SIPSE