The Ministry of Health and Social Security said, This Thursday, November 18, Colombia reported 2,121 new cases of Kovid-19. In the last 24 hours, 47,296 tests of which 19.605 son PCR and 27,691 antigen.
The report also notes that 51 Colombian he passed away Due to illness in the last 24 hours. Thus, the country reaches the total 127.963 Virus deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Combining all the data, Colombia reached 5,040,665 infected, of which 13,260 are active cases and 4.879.456 The positive cases correspond to those who have already managed to clear the disease.
With respect to the areas with the most reported cases, Antioquia Next with 473 infected, then barranquilla with 338 and in third place bogota with 267.
There are 412 groups in the country. The regions are: Amazonas, Antioquia, Arauca, Atlantico, Barranquilla, Bogotá, Bolivar, Boyacá, Buenaventura, Caldas, Caqueta, Cartagena, Casanare, Coca, Caesar, Choco, Cordoba, Cundinamarca, Guania, Guavira, Huila, La Guavira, Huila, La Guavira, Meta, Narino, Norte de Santander, Putumayo, Quindio, Risaralda, San Andres, Santa Marta, Santander, Sucre, Tolima, Valle del Coca, Vaupés, Vichada.
The most recent report from the Ministry of Health also states that as of 11:59 p.m. on November 16, they were already implemented in Colombia. A total of 52,322,683 doses of vaccine against Kovid-19.
According to the same report, the number of Colombians who are fully vaccinated, ie those who have already received two doses of the biologic, Currently, it is 18,582,749 people, while 4,532,274 people have been immunized with a single dose. Similarly, as reinforcement, 652,123 third injections have been made.
Similarly, a decrease in the vaccination rate was detected, Since a total of 367,635 doses were administered for the day, Of which 98,268 corresponded to the second injection while the other 27,119 were single doses.
“The whole structure of the state, has gone through the health sector for 20 months. The actions of the transport, education, commerce, cultural and entertainment sectors have gone through health”, assured the Minister of Health and Social Security Fernando Ruiz Gómez in his speech Annual Health Assurance Congress 2021 ‘Post-Covid Education and Challenges’.
The Head of the Portfolio took stock of the challenges of the pandemic and the commitments to be taken in the future. “This ministry has always taken decisions in consultation with the people, to the advisory committee, for examples”, he assured.
Ruiz Gomez made reference to the National Immunization Plan, where the common interest is what prevails. “Today we have a fundamental challenge, We have to achieve at least 70% of the population by giving them a full dose of vaccination. We are already in 66% of the first dose and of course, in the next eight days we will reach 70% of the Colombian population with the first dose,” he said.
“And, from now on, We will be left with the task of reviewing how each insurer will call the dosage enforcers. And that they are waiting for their second dose, it is an active search work that has to be done to close this cycle”, he said.
About this Ruiz Gomez calls decision to vaccinate boys and girls “right” and indicated that, to date, 1.3 million have been vaccinated in this population. “At this time we only have reports of 19 confirmed adverse events, all mild,” he said.
Health Minister also mentioned Regional agenda to be taken as roadmap for this year and the beginning of 2022, taking into account that it is these aspects that have become important for the development of the region, which were relevant during the pandemic or that were put on hold during it.
In matters of public health, he indicated that it was being worked on. ten year public health plan, which will be promulgated in 2022. “We are with the University of Los Andes in the process of closing community participation, ethnic chapters, and the idea is to close counseling areas in December,” he said.
In addition, two important surveys will be conducted with the DEN, the first being that demographics and health, and the other is National Health Survey, Which could not be done in 2020 due to the pandemic.
In the case of the care model, before the end of this government, all the rules will be applicable for what is the consolidation of the primary provider. and mentionor aimed at growing in maternal-perinatal care and avenues of promotion and maintenance, as well as the creation of five other routes on special circumstances or groups.
On the provision front, he said a table was set up and work will be done on the policy of government hospital, “We must address the public hospital problem, create a national policy-making process that has enough capacity and sets the road for the future.”
They said they are looking into this too.”Moving forward on what to do with the development of patient-centered care”, as well as financing for the construction and financing of public hospitals, with at least 220,000 million to finance investment projects.
With regard to assurances, the Minister said that the Center and what has been sought is transparency and clarity of information. “An active, open and public contract portal, where contracts can be reviewed and evaluated by any Colombian.” As well as information from the Public Assurance System, “Financial Information with Traceability”.
he also talked about Changes in UPC and Benefit Scheme, as well as everything related to the Deputy Ministry of Social Security in matters of resources.
“This country and this society have to learn from what happened in the pandemic, cannot face the next one with the degree of uncertainty with which we had to assume”, he warned and, in this sense, he argued, that health security policy is addressed with the DNP.
Another public policy issue is concept of digital health“We will propose a comprehensive policy, we are starting the interoperability process of electronic medical records.”
Finally, the head of the health portfolio generated reflections on the places that were opened in the middle of the pandemic, such as expanding the ICU, and considering the possibility of replacement of equipment, taking into account the billing procedures that may arise.