200 million for health, try to save the diabetes center and reorganize the agency

The veteran legislator indicated that he is in talks with the Financial Supervisory Board and the governor.

Facade of Puerto Rico Diabetes Center. Photo: Courtesy of El Vocero.

The Division from health You will get a $200 million increase in his New year budget But you will need to reorganize Diabetes Center and attendance The critical problem of squares Professionals have not been filled, said today one of the protagonists of negotiations on this issue.

Jesus representative sacredwho heads The Finance Committee of the House of Representativesadmit that The center will require an administrative reorganizationCentral Agency resources cooperation and that the Department of Health Insurance of the Island (donkey) is willing to pay this resource reasonably, without discriminating against it.

“It’s crazy that the plan Vital health Pay government hospitals and centers like Diabetes Center less than you would pay private hospitals. Journal of Medicine and Public Health.

In the interview, the veteran lawmaker indicated that he is in talks with board For financial supervision and the governor to reach consensus on The future of public health The island has admitted that this service has significant challenges.

He said that one of the problems is Large number of seats which have not been filled due to the lack of reasonable provision for the recruitment and retention of professional staff in places such as Rio Piedras Medical Center.

Santa pointed out that in this sense, it is urgent to include health units in Egypt Rewards and compensation plan of government employees.

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With regard to the operation of the Diabetes Center, the The council proposed an annual budget $300,000, which the installers consider insufficient.

Santa said it’s obvious that the allocation should be increased because the center requested an allocation this year In addition to the original 300 thousandafter the “default”.

“It is not good to allocate 300,000 and then find a new allocation to end the year,” the representative said, noting that the center has been experiencing operational crises in recent months.

“In health, we’re going to see an increase in resources,” Santa said in an interview with the Journal of Medicine and Public Health, in an interview with the Journal of Medicine and Public Health, ruling out that this means an increase in resources.

“There are some overdue obligations that must be fulfilled. There are some areas in the ministry in which they worked before with deficiencies and now they will work without these deficiencies,” he said.