According to the Fars news agency’s health reporter, about two decades have passed since the family medicine program and referral system was planned in the country, however, the said program has not reached the result as it should and perhaps has not been able to achieve the desired goals. This plan, which is named as one of the most key plans in the health system, tries to manage and reduce the number of patients visiting doctors and medical centers, and as a result, reduce the financial burden imposed on the people.
The family medicine program and referral system with the creation of an electronic health file for Iranian households is a plan that is planned in the fourth, fifth and sixth development plans to be implemented in the entire country, despite the fact that about two decades from the beginning of the plan in Some regions and then planning for nationwide implementation is taking place, but as it should and maybe it has not reached the result.
Hossein Farshidi, Deputy Health Minister of the Ministry of Health He said: After passing through the difficult conditions of the Covid-19 disease, the country’s health system must be rehabilitated and many physical spaces that were used during this disease need to be renovated. Currently, we are preparing the health forces and infrastructure of the country to implement the very important family medicine program.
He stated: In order to implement family medicine, the required infrastructure and the country’s health network must be strengthened first; Because the strengthening of the health network is the subject of special emphasis by the Supreme Leader, the President and the Minister of Health in order to provide fair access to health services for the members of the society.
He added: Health centers in cities and villages will receive patients in the family medicine plan. In this regard, good measures have been taken to develop the infrastructure of this area, and by the end of this year, more than two thousand health projects will be prepared and completed in the country. to be used in this important project.
Referring to the plans of the Ministry of Health for the retraining of health forces to provide services in the family medicine plan, the Deputy Health Minister of the Ministry of Health mentioned: the process of training and retraining of health forces in this plan is on the agenda. Changes are also made in the field of population policies, and we hope to witness the realization of population growth policies with the new approach.
Farshidi stated: With the implementation of the family medicine plan, we will witness the improvement of the culture of using health and treatment services; Because health and treatment services are provided by the network system, and with the passage of time, the provision of training and the promotion of culture, we will reach a point where optimal, timely, standard services are provided to the people in the form of the network system.
He continued: Family medicine has many advantages, such as reducing induced demand for health, medical and pharmaceutical services, reducing out-of-pocket costs, and reducing the financial burden of health costs in the household budget.
The Deputy Minister of Health of the Ministry of Health stated: Health forces will receive sums under the title of labor, which can restore their income, according to their workload and attendance during working hours. For the next year, the resources needed for this project should be predicted and funded by the budget and planning organization in the budget law of 1402.
Farshidi referred to the country’s health network as the most important tool for monitoring and monitoring health and said: the country’s health and treatment network monitored various diseases, including Covid-19, and helped control this crisis. Monitoring, prevention and primary control of health crises can be done by the health network, the capacity of health forces and in health centers, especially at the borders and entry points of the country, and on the other hand, it is necessary to strengthen the areas that do not have the possibility to monitor diseases.
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