The Cuban Health Care Ministry (MINSAP) will initiate training programs across the nation, starting in June, to have people informed about the costs of the Cuban healthcare system and achieve greater efficiency in the services in this area
The training of professionals and workers in the field in the issue of costs can help eliminate unnecessary spending. Photo: Raúl PupoZoom
The Cuban Health Care Ministry (MINSAP) will initiate training programs across the nation, starting in June, to have people informed about the costs of the Cuban healthcare system and achieve greater efficiency in the services in this area.
In statements to the Cuban News Agency, Dr. Odalys Bravo, MINSAP official on special programs, announced on Tuesday that the economic education of workers and the Cuban people is in line with the guidelines approved by the 6th Cuban Communist Party (PCC) Congress.
During a communicative workshop on the topic, Odalys Montesinos, MINSAP Costs Department Head, noted the importance of letting the people know the cost of the services provided by the Government, even though they are free.
Montesinos spoke of the explanation of the costs system to promoters from the health care centres nationwide, who will be in charge of this task together with the specialists in Economics and Accountability from the primary, secondary and tertiary health care attentions.
She added that all the centres will train professionals and workers from this area to contribute to efficiency in the use of resources, savings and the elimination of unnecessary expenses.
Some Cuban experts consider that it is possible to reduce such expenses a great deal without affecting the quality of the free attention provided to all the patients, or even improving it.
In this quest, specialists reiterate the importance of using the clinical method, based on questioning the patient and doing the physical examination, which protects the patients from adverse reactions.
The communicative workshop, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, includes lectures about health centred promotion and education, and the implementation of the instrument of diagnosis of the needs to the relative MINSAP policy of communication.