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EPS will become health directors

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After submitting the report of the subcommittee formed to discuss some points of the health reform proposed by the government of Gustavo Petro, The agreements and disagreements reached were recorded in the document as a result of the second discussion.

(Read: Public services reform: Why Petro thinks it’s necessary)

The report submitted by representatives Julia Miranda, Daniel Carvalho and Jennifer Pedraza highlights that the subcommittee was approached “in good faith.” To reach a political agreement that allows the country to undertake health reform.

For this reason, it has been made clear that over the past few days the various representatives have been “listened to”. With the aim of drafting a bill that would improve the system for Colombians.

(Read: Accepting health offer generates uncertainty)

Between what was agreed upon and what the members of Congress agreed upon, it was confirmed The need to abolish financial intermediation on top of EPS and prohibit vertical integration at the second and third levels.

We recognize that these benefits and delegation of tasks have generated perverse and damaging incentives for the system: the risk that this brokerage is today responsible for IPS being $16 billion in debt; In addition to the instability of human talent in the field of health“, they separate.

Likewise, another agreed focus relates to protecting the principle of free choice when enrolling in CAPS. In this sense “Users will be able to choose, preferring proximity to where they live or work.“.

(See also: The position of health actors on the new casual commission)

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Now, among the concerns of members of Congress has been the detailed issue of financing reform, “In particular to provide Adres with all the technical and human capabilities that it will require to take on all the new functions imposed by this reform“.

According to the document, SThere will be seven regional zones in 33 divisions. Likewise, the system is individual and interoperable It will require extensive resources to reach all municipalities in the country, and this must go hand in hand with the national communication plan.

(Read: Health reform still alive: Congress hasn’t agreed to archive it)

It is necessary to clarify contracting and coordination between networks, and in our opinion this should be undertaken by managers; Always with the aim of ensuring continuity in providing the right to health at all levels“, they confirm.

Throughout the spin-off commissioning process, the future and process of transforming health promotion entities (EPS) into health managers was defined.

In the face of this, the articles point out that those entities that “They are currently working in the public health social security system and will continue to do so for up to two (2) years as long as they meet the permanency requirements that apply to them.In addition to those imposed during the transitional period stipulated in this law.”

(See: Requests of health actors in restructuring the reform)

That’s why he isAn EPS who meets the qualification requirements and makes the decision to become a Health and Life Director must collaborate in the organization of primary health care centres This is according to the organization of comprehensive and integrated health services networks by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, which will be funded by Al-Idris.

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(Read: Health sector reform: actors in the sector demand dialogue and participation)

Likewise, during the two transitional years in this law, EPS will have to implement legal, structural, administrative and operational reforms that may arise. Finally, “during the period of time in which they remain as EPS, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection will determine, in accordance with the capabilities of ADRES, the implementation of the direct turn,” it states.

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