The Association of Industries of the Dominican Republic (AIRD) valued as positive all the effort that can be made to achieve a total social inclusion in the area of healthas well as the integral strengthening of the First Level of Health Care.
The statement was made by the president of the AIRD, Julio Virgilio Brache, at the Industrial Meeting where the National Health Plan 2030 was presented by Dr. Daniel Rivera, Minister of Public health.
Brache indicated that the Dominican industry is present in multiple ways and in a key way in relation to the issue of health, giving as an example aspects such as thefood and beverage industrythe pharmaceutical industry, occupational health, environmental sustainabilityamong others.
“The importance of National Health Plan 2030 lies in the establishment of public policies that provide a clear horizon for improvements, for overcoming difficulties in the system, for the integration of actors, for an ever-increasing financing to guarantee that the provision of health in any of its facets is not a right that excludes any of our citizens,” said Brache.
He said that time should not pass in regrets or in a pessimistic vision and that the industrialists value positively the possibilities of sustainable development of the national health system presented in this Plan. “We believe that there are many challenges ahead of us, but also that we have enough strength to be successful and reach a level in which the enjoyment of health is everyone’s heritage”, he concluded.
For his part, the Minister of Health, Dr. Daniel Rivera, when exposing the fundamental elements of the Plan, indicated that it is the result of the vision of our president and of participatory, inclusive democracy and citizen empowerment, which directly impacts the indicators of arterial hypertension, diabetes, obesity, cancer, maternal mortality, which are increasing and with small changes in our lifestyles, can be counteracted.
He pointed out that four main pillars were defined that are included in the National Development Strategy 2030: inclusion, governance, environment and economy.
At the end, there was a panel where the concerns of the participants were answered and it was led by Mario Pujols, executive vice president of AIRD.