Wednesday, 05 August 2020 22:53

Launch of the “Teleasistencia Médica 131”program

Written by Sandy Velasco

The Office of the First Lady, Gabriela de Bukele, together with the Ministry of Health, the Canadian Embassy and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), are launching the “Teleasistencia Médica 131”.

The aim of this initiative is for telehealth to facilitate access to the service, regardless of the location of the person needing the consultation, and to resolve the need to know whether it is urgent to go to a health unit.

"We have come together to respond to the uncertainties, this service offers a response to guide when necessary, it is important to give continuity to the vaccination of babies", said Gabriela de Bukele.

According to Hugo González, representative of UNFPA, this initiative marks the right to access to health, which is one of the commitments of the institution he presides. "Remote assistance has benefits, it can help reduce costs and help the integration of health services”, he said.

Likewise, the minister of Health, Francisco Alabi, assures that this program seeks to bring health closer with strategies that will bring timely medical information to the population that needs it.

"The vision of this program is that it will have a large scope, it will give attention to pregnant salvadoran women just by dialing 131", said the Health minister.

This service is free of charge and supports the salvadoran population and provides direct health care.

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