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Dominican Republic: Chestnuts-health indicators reveal a poor system

The health indicators of the Dominican Republic reveal the existence of a poor and poorly structured health system that does not guarantee quality, timely, accessible health care, and even less to ensure the health status of citizens.

This was stated yesterday by Dr. Julio Amado Castaños Guzmán, rector of the Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) and an expert on health issues. He also urged the country and its authorities to urgently move towards reducing their health indicators such as maternal and child mortality, deaths cardiovascular diseases, cancer and hypertension, which are the most common in the country.

The doctor deplored the process of stagnation that keeps the country petrified in indicators such as maternal and infant mortality. “It is a reality that the Dominican Republic has a stagnation in its objectives of modifying the results of maternal and infant mortality. The same thing happens with mortality caused by diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and hypertension and cancer, “said the doctor.

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