The Campo Viera Pediatric Dental Unit treated more than 50 girls and boys in its first month of operation

The municipality of Campo Viera, through the Ministry of Health and Social Activities, implements various health programs, training seminars and housing works in order to improve the quality of life of low-income families.

In dialogue withAPPROACHING Missions, the head of the Secretary of Health and Social Action, Rocio Rota, said that she has 25 health professionals who work in the Common Community Center (CIC), which works in the CAPS of the western district of this city, with daily attention and health operations, developed in conjunction with Campo Viera Level I Hospital; in addition to primary care home visits dependent on the secretariat.

The official confirmed that there are more than ten directorates that work in the orbit of the secretariat, with the area of ​​childhood, youth and family being the one with the highest demand.

In this framework, he emphasized that more than 50 girls and boys have received care in the first free children’s dental clinic in the district, which has been operating since August 3 in the Center.

“This is a task carried out under the ‘Misiones Odontológicas’ program and it is the first free pediatric clinic in the province that visits children from 3 to 10 years old once a week,” said Rota.

The professional assured that there are quotas of ten Wednesday shifts that have been met since the implementation of the program. However, he indicated that care days will increase due to the high demand for this service.

Another important point on which the zone works is the “United Municipality for Children and Adolescents” (MUNA), one of UNICEF’s strategies to guarantee the rights of children and adolescents in Argentine communities. MUNA covers municipalities in nine provinces, including Misiones, Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, Córdoba, Entre Rios, Chaco, Tucuman, Jujuy and Salta.

“We work together with various institutions such as the police, the magistrates’ court, home interventions and mental health, to solve family problems and children’s rights,” explained the secretary.

The women’s area is another of the most sought after spaces. Together with the neighborhood committees, proposals such as trade workshops for women and youth are being formulated so that they can get a quick job opportunity.

“They are tools that help many families move forward. We understand that some of the women who attend the workshops have experienced gender-based violence and the economic need is urgent, so they come to these trainings to start businesses,” Rota said.

Infrastructure, pensions, disability and inclusion

In terms of infrastructure, Rota emphasized that new residential construction works and home renovations are underway in the neighborhoods of Este, El Solar, Hunter, Lot 5, Lot 16 A, Paraje Yasá, Kilometer 28, Kilometer 40. . “All these works are 100% funded by the Municipality,” said the official.

In the same way, he said that within the KIC, the air-conditioning of the room called the Municipal Integral Center (CIM), a space for the development of didactic workshops for children, crafts for adults and recreational activities, is being carried out.

Rota also highlighted the work of the Disability Department, which manages the granting of 15 national pensions per month to disabled people in a coordinated effort with the Campo Viera Special School. Likewise, he said they are making progress on a project on access and right to public spaces and recreation for people with mobility issues.

“We work together with various municipal agencies. Traffic will soon be purchased to transfer disabled people to hospitals in Posadas, Obera and Eldorado,” he said.

For actions involving the elderly, the Elderly Area carries out the provision of medicines through Include Health’s Remediate programme. “Through the social work of PAMI, the delivery of medicines and diapers for adults is carried out. In addition to purchasing medicine for low-income families,” he said. In turn, he highlighted the management of Mayor German Burger, who last May opened a Day Center for the Elderly, a place for workshops and various activities for the elderly.

In terms of projects, the Secretariat will carry out comprehensive operations in the districts and colonies to provide CIC services to the most needy. “We want to get closer to the neighbors to give them a more effective solution. We strive to advance in providing goods, medicines, home visits, interventions that have no days or hours. Needs and emergencies have no business hours,” he closed.

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