Monday, March 5, 2018
Havana.- The Cuban health system promotes primary care, with a view to strengthening attention to the population and solving up to 70 percent of problems at that level.
Authorities from the healthcare sector pointed out that rescuing the Family Doctor Program, created in the mid-1980s, is a priority.
In addition, prevention at the primary care level should be encouraged in the face of risk factors such as smoking and alcoholism, high consumption of salt and sugar, as well as an increase in sedentary lifestyle.
Coupled with this, the potentialities at polyclinics should be exploited for the timely diagnosis of conditions such as colon and prostate cancer.
Likewise, the primary care level is called to promote healthy habits and lifestyles, as well as the control of the population to detect the existing risk factors.