Viedma.- (APP) The National University of Río Negro announced the intention to create a Medicine career in San Carlos de Bariloche aimed at training general practitioners in primary health care and rural medicine, who will be able to fill vacancies and strengthen Río Negro’s health system, particularly for the most disadvantaged population residing in the vicinity of the Andean Zone and Southwest of the province.
The decision embodied in UNRN Resolution 0579/2020 of September 30 of this year, begins the feasibility study and creates a commission of external experts. In addition, a framework agreement was signed between the National University of Río Negro and the Provincial State for the development of the career, assuming its technical and economic viability.
Therefore, the president of the bloc of the Front of Todxs. María Eugenia Martini and legislators Alejandro Ramos Mejía and Ramón Chiocconi, expressed their approval and proposed to the plenary session of Parliament to declare the initiative of the University of Educational, Scientific and Community Interest.
Martini, Ramos Mejía and Chiocconi highlighted the profile of future graduates, which is framed in a primary health care approach. They recalled that in Patagonia this race is taught only in Comodoro Rivadavia and Cipolletti, while the Andean Patagonian corridor does not have this professional training.
“Data from the Rio Negro health system indicate that the percentage of people not covered by health insurance was 50% in 2010 and this means that the public health system plays a key role in providing care at all levels,” they highlighted.
Meanwhile, they emphasized that there is a ratio of general practitioners per inhabitant of only 1.3 doctors per thousand people with insufficient income, while if the group of doctors is considered, the relationship would reach 3.3 doctors per thousand inhabitants in a vulnerable situation. Knowing that the average of the national population is 3.99 doctors per thousand inhabitants and the provincial one is 6.59 doctors per thousand inhabitants according to the Federal Observatory of Human Resources in Health, it is clear that there is an unequal supply among those who access private medicine and those who don’t.
The Study Plan of the degree proposed to be developed in Bariloche by the UNRN presents, among other transversal aspects that characterize it, that of inter and multiculturalism. It also emphasizes primary health care and rural medicine through an innovative pedagogical approach and also a learning model based on problem solving.
It should be remembered that the National University of Comahue dictates the Nursing career through the CRUB and that there is a potential for excellence in the city of Bariloche for the training of new human resources in medicine. For all of them, the feasibility project that is being prepared by the UNRN is supported.