he Senate On Tuesday, the provincial government approved the bill that sets out the framework for the digital transformation of the health system. The initiative promoted by the executive branch was approved by the pro-government majority, while the bloc All-Justicialista Party Front both. from Mendoza government They accused the opposition of refusal and accused it of “sucking public health policy into political mud”.
The proposal was submitted weeks ago by the Minister of Health, Social Development and Sports. Ana Maria Nadal And raise the digital transformation of the health system. It includes modifications to the shape and model of care, prioritizing health system accessibility, and inclusiveness of services.
It states that both in hospitals, health centers and state-dependent medical care-related affiliates, it is possible to apply the agile and necessary technological mechanisms to obtain, for example, the electronic medical history of each patient as well as his personal data.
The project was approved by 23 votes from the Front Cambia Mendoza to 12 negative votes from Peronism. Likewise, it was passed to the House of Representatives for review and later processing into law.
Chairman of the Senate Caucus of the FDT-PJ, Lucas IllardoHe explained that “we decided not to accompany this project because it is almost a mockery. It is an empty project, merely a declaration of intent to digitize health in Mendoza, at a time when the doctors in the province are among those who earn the least in the country. Where hospitals are evacuated, health centers are closed.”
He added that “the project is really a joke. It is only intentions, they asked us for an authorization to change the item without specifying the amount. Also, one of the biggest inconsistencies is that they handed over the management of this new program to FUESMEN, an institution in which private parties are involved and did not explain why the management was granted.
The opposition’s rejection of the initiative alarmed the provincial government, who accused the Peronist legislators of “opposition for opposition’s sake” and of bringing healthy debate into the “mud of politics”.
in conversation with mdzMinister Nadal He stated that it was “surprising and an utter disappointment as a minister and a citizen that a political party refuses to endorse an issue that is indisputable and translates into an absolute improvement in people’s health.” “Getting public health policy into the political mud without real arguments about why you shouldn’t vote for it generates a lot of disappointment and surprise for me,” he said.
He also noted that the national government, which belongs to the same political label as the regional opposition, is “discussing the need to integrate information technology tools into health management.”
“The arguments made for not approving this law have no direct relation to what we are doing, they are opposition for the sake of opposition. Today, the Justicilista party opposes people receiving better health service, regardless of everything we need,” said the head of the regional health ministry.
In this sense, he confirmed that they had a meeting with the Peronist senators and added proposed amendments to the original wording of the draft. We’ve listened to them and suggested improvements and we’ve incorporated them. The objections relate to purely operational issues. They said the law is very vague and general, and this is because it establishes a general framework,” the official said.