SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Oct. 26 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The president of the Canarian Society of Family and Community Medicine (SoCaMFyC), Gustavo Moreno, has asked to put an end to the “intrusion” that exists in Primary Care and to not hire doctors who are not specialists in Family and Community Medicine under the excuse for “shortage” in the labor market.
Moreno also emphasized a work day in which 40 years after its creation, the specialty still “continues to raise its voice” before the Ministry of Health to defend the creation of an Official Specialty Program in accordance with current times, incorporating competencies and skills that result in the improvement of patients and in one’s own professional development.
Along these lines, he pointed out that it is still necessary for the specialty to be made “known” to patients because “just as each of them knows perfectly well who their doctor is, many still do not know that the person who cares for them and treats them with that character close and professional throughout his life, he is a specialist and that no other person could do that job.
Moreno defined Family Medicine as “a specialty that is not like any other, we are not a core of anything, but for more than 40 years we have been professionals trained to work in Primary Health Care.”
The director of the Health Area of Tenerife, Rafael Luis Martín Domínguez, director of the Health Area of Tenerife, who made a historical review of Primary Care and expressed the need for “urgent action” by all governments, professionals health workers, those involved in development and global communion to protect and promote the health of all people in the world.
Thus, 39 years after its definition, he commented that Primary Care “has been evolving to the model that currently covers the majority of people’s health needs throughout their lives, including physical, mental and social well-being.”
Martín also alluded to the social changes suffered in society by the ‘baby boom’ generation and that “it is generating an aging population, with an increase in chronic diseases.”
In fact, he commented that the characteristics of the new patients who come to the health system have also changed, “some guided by Dr. Google and many others more informed, but all equally demanding, to which we must add a pandemic that has generated confinement, fear, anguish, and also greater unemployment, social inequality and poverty.
In the health field, it has also meant “an oversaturation of the system, with wear and tear on the health system,” he noted, while calling for the need for a “revolutionary first level of care that makes rational and efficient use of technology and innovation.” institutional, with interdisciplinary health teams, made up of new professional profiles and with new combinations of skills and abilities”.