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Susalud warned that emergency services should not be conditional on prepayment

Susalud warned that emergency services should not be conditional on prepayment

In an emergency, the patient's life comes first before surgery.  (It's health)
In an emergency, the patient’s life comes first before surgery. (It’s health)

Through the media, a series of complaints from individuals or families who did not find timely care for a emergency in some hospitals or health centers throughout the country.

It is surprising that the health of the patients was not the first thing that these institutions considered and presented a situation where the patient’s condition worsened for not having received immediate medical intervention.

Some testimonies even say, in a series of lawsuits, that their relatives died while waiting for a bed or bureaucratic procedures required before admitting a patient. It is not new that in our country, some clinics and health centers They ask for a large amount to enter a person if they do not have private insurance with them.

The lawyer Alberto Sabogal of the hospital in EsSalud, denies the most common myths in Peru about organ donation.  Photo: Andean
The lawyer Alberto Sabogal of the hospital in EsSalud, denies the most common myths in Peru about organ donation. Photo: Andean

However, there are also reports of people who were victims of a car crash and was not attended to in a timely manner because SOAT did not address the type of operation or medical care they needed at the time.

In view of that, which Health inspection (Susalud) reported on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 21 that public and private healthcare institutions, nationwide, must comply with immediate medical care in an emergency.

Furthermore, the agency said that no prior payment can be conditioned or administrative treatment, because what is to be determined is the life and integrity of the people, in light of a serious incident where their physical and mental condition is threatened.

“TEvery person has the right to emergency carewhether you have insurance or not and whatever it is, even if there is no SOAT when it comes to traffic accidents,” Susalud explained in a statement.

“He must be treated as a priority while his life is in imminent danger.” Not even your identity is a reason to delay your attention, if the patient does not have a DNI at the time of the emergency,” added the specialized technical agency of the Ministry of Health of Peru, which has technical, functional, administrative, economic and financial autonomy.

In an emergency, you cannot be forced to provide identification.  Photo: Composition (Infobae Peru) / EC
In an emergency, you cannot be forced to provide identification. Photo: Composition (Infobae Peru) / EC

On the other hand, Susalud reiterated that phrases like “SOAT in hand” to provide care in emergency care at a health center they can’t afford it otherwise, because people’s lives come first.

“Susalud condemns this act and reminds the board members who are responsible for the governance and management of health institutions that It is your duty to protect and respect the right to emergency care“, he warned in the letter.

Regarding the fines that can be obtained in case of violation of the right to care in emergency situations, the Ministry of Health (Susalud) reminded that an investigation, later process, can be initiated to punish the health agency.

Depending on the level of responsibility, the agency will assess the type of reprimand the center receives, which could be up to a fine 500 DISCOUNT in the most serious cases, the equivalent of 2,300,000 under the Susalud Rules on Offenses and Penalties.

In case of greater irresponsibility, may proceed to close a hospital or clinic. However, Susalud recalled that everyone, in case of inattention, must contact free of charge in 113, or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the account @SusaludPeru.

You can also report any incident in the Susalud Contigo app or by contacting the smart virtual assistant AVISusalud on Whatsapp 960 118 796.

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