Initiative ruling that regulates alternative medicine postponed

The Health Commission chaired by deputy Filemón Ortega Quintos voted by a majority of its members that the analysis and opinion of the initiative that proposes to regulate alternative medicine through the Health Law of the State of Sonora, be carried out next week .

The deputy behind the initiative, Miroslava Luján López, said that the World Health Organization (WHO) established a position towards the countries that make up the United Nations system to incorporate this type of treatments and therapies into their public health systems. that in many occasions are visualized in conflict with those of allopathic medicine.

“This opinion proposes that we modify the Health Law of our entity, in order to provide the Ministry of Public Health with competencies to develop and implement an alternative medicine program, which includes what is related to traditional, complementary and naturopathic medicine, among others, whose purpose in the near future is to integrate and offer them in the care units under their charge, to promote their knowledge and good practice, as well as to monitor their adequate and safe therapeutic use ”, he explained.

Legislators Rosa Icela Martínez Espinoza, Fermín Trujillo Fuentes and Filemón Ortega Quintos considered it essential to review the content of the opinion in detail, and agree on it with specialists and the Ministry of Health to be able to put it to a vote in the next session. of the commission.

COVID-19 update in Sonora

The session was attended by the Undersecretary of Health Ricardo Espinoza Castro, who reported through a graphic presentation that, although Sonora shows an evident decrease in the statistics of COVID-19 infections, a reinfection process could occur if they are not taken measures. Necessary measures.

He explained that of the 21 thousand cases that have occurred in the state, 1,969 died, while 19 thousand 31 resisted the disease, which, he said, is already noted in the graph of cases and deaths, showing a downward trend. He also added, with regard to hospital occupation, in the last two weeks.

The deputies Diana Platt Salazar, Miroslava Luján López and Rosa Icela Martínez questioned the health representative about asymptomatic patients, the follow-up of patients registered as positive for the virus and the importance of non-mobility.

For his part, Deputy Fermín Trujillo Fuentes highlighted the number of infected and the number of deceased men, since he assured that in rural areas, where there are more needs, culture and education tend to resist first-level care, which which represents a serious problem. problem.

“There is in this a space of opportunity to legislate and approve targeted resources because in these areas there is no culture of timely medical care, in addition to promoting an institutional campaign so that the elderly are controlled,” suggested the deputy. of Nueva Alianza.

Espinoza Castro spoke of the “Anticipa Program” and its second phase, since by reducing the incidence of high-risk patients, they have the opportunity to reinforce primary care for patients in recovery, in addition to keeping all COVID patients geolocated.

He explained that they are delivering oximeters to the leaders of the different communities and throughout the state so that those who present an emergency box are followed and, in case of a complication, notify it immediately, to give them quick access to a hospital. .

“Rapid tests and primary care are reinforced in marginal areas and indigenous peoples; Work is being done in a care center on the Sonora River and intense brigades are being carried out, leaving a more reinforced hospital network as a precedent, ”he said.

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