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According to ANIF, spending on health will increase by 8% in the next 20 years in Colombia

According to ANIF, spending on health will increase by 8% in the next 20 years in Colombia

Health workers treat a patient in a COVID-19 intensive care unit in Medellin, Colombia, in file photo. EFE / Luis Eduardo Noriega A.

Mauricio Santamaria, President of ANIF, confirmed on December 7 that health spending in Colombia has been increasing in the past 20 years.

According to Santamaria Radio Caracol, spending on health has risen from 1.8 to 6% of GDP in two decades and warns that in 10 years it will reach 8%.

Santamaria asked the national government to take a serious approach to health spending, because after the Covid-19 pandemic it will increase even more, affecting Colombians.

The official insisted that efficiency in hospital spending should be improved, which could translate into savings by IPS around $525,000,000, as long as public hospital spending is adjusted and prevention and self-care improve.

The head of ANIF also said: “If the acquisition of voluntary health plans is reasonably increased, savings of up to 213 billion pesos will be realized”

Finally, he emphasized that from Bogotá, the discussion and co-payment shares would have an impact on health income of an additional 300 billion pesos.

Spending on Covid-19 affects the country

Health expenditures were also affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, as the state was forced to expand hospital care capacities, which constituted a major expenditure for the state.

Between payments to medical workers, purchase of equipment, provision of beds for intensive care units (ICU), affiliations and other benefits, between 2020 and 2021, more than 5 billion pesos was invested.

Initially, nearly 3.1 trillion pesos were allocated for the first year of the epidemic. The Ministry of Health (MinSalud) explained that this was possible since in 2020, there was evidence of a decline in health services by people.

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Insulation make accidents caused by traffic accidents, No injuries, infections, or respiratory peaks occurred, and thus there were savings to the health system.

during 2021, People returned to health centersTherefore, financing mechanisms such as the Capitation Payment Unit (UPC) are consumed in non-covid-19 services. Despite this, a significant budget continues to be allocated to respond to the coronavirus emergency.

“In the current pandemic, the national government has bribed additional UPC resources and maximum budgets, which is why there is a need to support these resources with additional resources in order to continue to ensure the services of Covid-19, which in this now adds up to 2.8 billion in 2021.”Maria Andrea Godoy Casadego, Deputy Minister of Social Protection of Mensalud, informed

They confirmed from the ministry that these figures correspond to public expenditures, as other investments were also made through the Public Health Social Security System (SGSSS). From this fund, about 2.2 billion pesos was taken to expand the intensive care infrastructure and another 60 billion pesos to strengthen the public laboratory network.

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