Cuban Parliamentarians Discuss Efficiency and Quality of Health Services
- Submitted by: manso
- Politics and Government
- 07 / 29 / 2011
HAVANA, Cuba, Jul 29 (acn) The results of recent transformations in the Cuban health system in the interest of improving quality and efficiency, were analyzed on Friday by the members of the Sports and Health Commission of the Cuban National Assembly (Parliament) at Havana's Convention Center.
Public Health Minister Roberto Morales explained that today's circumstances and the increase of cooperation with other sister nations led Cuba to re-organize its health services to maintain good quality levels and to reduce costs.
Morales noted that these transformations do not change the essence of Cuba's public health system and he praised the sustainability and efficiency of the adjustments included in the Guidelines of the Social and Economic Policy approved during the Sixth Congress of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC) last April.
"All these actions were analyzed in all neighborhoods and several solutions or alternatives emerged from those discussions," Morales said.
Some of the actions carried out include a reduction in the number of polyclinics, hospitals, maternity centers, among others, without damaging the people's access to these services and concentrating the high-quality services in the best-conditioned centers.
The twelve standing commissions of the Cuban Parliament are meeting at Havana's Convention Center on Thursday and Friday prior to the Seventh Ordinary Period of Sessions of the Seventh Legislature of the Cuban Parliament, scheduled for August 1.