The minister of Public Health of the Dominican Republic, Dr. Rafael Sanchez Cardenas, recalled last Thursday that the country must increase the quality of its health services, and for this, he assured that the entity is working to strengthen it along with safety.
The official presented his ideas at MediTalk, an event that brought together experts and specialists in medicine and technology, held on May 23rd in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Likewise, he assured that they must adhere “increasingly to the protocol regulation systems and established guidelines of good practices so that we are not questioned, not only nationally but also internationally.”
Sanchez Cardenas also insisted on the need to provide quality assurance to the citizen, which will strengthen the inspections and ratings of health centers.
Another major challenge is the issue of the implementation of primary health care, since “we are compound to find a model of adequate care that allows citizens to guarantee the presentation of preventive and curative services with equity and universality in care and coverage”.
Sanchez Cardenas affirmed that he is committed to converting the Dominican Republic into a competitive and safe international country in terms of health and medical tourism.
Health system progress
The Dominican Minister of Health recalled that although pessimism has been a constant, the country continues to take great strides on its health system and assured that the international community already speaks about the Dominican Republic as a country of medium development and has made important advances with which it can compete internationally.
Also, that the nation has registered important achievements with respect to the challenges mentioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), focusing on access, coverage, and equity.
“All the data indicate that we are increasing access to health and social coverage,” Sanchez Cardenas added.