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Matanzas province authorities work hard to strengthen health programs

Matanzas province authorities work hard to strengthen health programs

Matanzas, Cuba, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba´s western province of Matanzas is presently getting down to work on enhancing locals´ health by strengthening mothers and children, family doctors and nurses programs, and also hitting greater healthcare coverage.

According to the website, other health programs such as those related to the elderly, chronic diseases and epidemiological surveillance, are also number-one priorities to guarantee favorable health care services.

Yosvany Cuellar, in charge of primary health care in Matanzas, said his province´s goal is to reinforce the family doctor and nurse program in polyclinics by completing basic structures and personnel in each community to guarantee a better health care service.

Cuellar also explained that in terms of geriatric services, multidisciplinary teams were established which, in addition to medical specialists, include social workers and psychologists.

Health centers including the Samuel Fernandez Polyclinic, one of the most important in the province, has among its work priorities to complte basic health team.


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