Source: Prensa Latina
September 27 2016
Through the program My Health, more than eight million 800 thousand Bolivians have received free medical attention in 306 municipalities of this Andean nation.
This was confirmed on Monday by the Minister of Health, Ariana Campero, when analyzing the results of this policy implemented by the government of president Evo Morales with the advice of Cuban specialists since June 1 2013.
She specified that over 50 percent of those attentions were made in the homes of patients and the rest in medical institutions.
The initiative started with the support of 155 doctors and 11 specialists focused on giving free consultations house by house and reinforcing the work of first-level health centers.
Official data show that at present were added to this program two thousand 389 doctors who work in 359 consultation urban centers and 773 medical posts.
They attend mostly vulnerable population groups and indigenous villages in rural areas.