The Commission of Social Action and Public Health, issued an opinion on the bill that aims to ensure patient access to comprehensive benefits on palliative care. The same will be dealt with on Tuesday in the commission of Budget and Treasury.
The bill, which currently has half approval in the Senate, seeks to develop a person-centered interdisciplinary care strategy that addresses the physical, mental, social and spiritual needs of patients who face problems associated with chronic, progressive diseases. , advanced and potentially life-threatening.
Ana Carla Carrizo, from Evolución Radical, affirmed that the project “is the point of arrival of many experiences, nationalizing and equalizing a care system that was fragmented in the country”.
For her part, the deputy Mara Brawer mentioned: “The care of people who live with a limiting or threatening illness is a right and therefore the State has to guarantee it”, pointing out that the project “deals not only with medicines, but also with techniques, care and people.
It also covers the training of the people who have to take care of themselves, as Brawer details “Whether they are family, community caregivers, or the first step of the health system such as primary care. It really is a very complete project that we owe to society”.
In addition, the rule aims to ensure patient access to palliative care benefits in its different modalities in the public, private and social security spheres and support for their families. On the other hand, the initiative that declares the prevention and control of Antimicrobial Resistance to be of national public interest was supported, a project that aims to “establish the necessary mechanisms to promote the prevention and control of antimicrobial resistance in the national territory.”