Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2020. 11:05 am CST.
By Aaron Humes: Dr. Daisy Garcia, public health specialist, called for greater development of information and surveillance gathering to tackle health security threats.
The PUP promises to develop the national response to epidemiological and laboratory procedures.
Dr. Candice Pitts announced that the party will roll out National Health Insurance (NHI) fully and add a psychiatric service ward at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital to address trauma and violence issues.
David Vega, who is challenging Minister Pablo Marin in Corozal Bay, promised that NHI will help all Corozalenos.
And from Caribbean Shores, Kareem Musa spoke about providing basic yearly checkups, instituting mobile clinics and incorporating NGO’S such as the Belize Council for the Visually Impaired (BCVI), which his mom Joan chairs and wife Carla directs.
Dr. Lesbia Guerra from Benque Viejo notes that 126 thousand people are currently enrolled in NHI in Southside Belize City and some districts.
The PUP proposes to expand and enshrine NHI and its associated fund in law, eliminating gaps in coverage.
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