Last weekend, as part of the solidarity operation, Governor Gildo Insfrán announced that the Center for Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy “Pdte. dr. Néstor C. Kirchner” of Formosa, which will mark another milestone in provincial public health.
This center aims to ensure equality and accessibility for the entire population to infrastructure, state-of-the-art equipment and the training of professional and technical human resources.
It is a unique work in the northern region of the country that is part of the provincial health pool, which will provide diagnoses and treatments to the entire community, with or without social coverage.
It is recalled that it was paralyzed by the previous national administration, and thanks to the efforts of the President, the province has made progress with its own resources in the implementation and installation of the equipment, so that with the arrival of the current state government, the completion of the start of this flagship work that will provide early diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients.
In this regard, statements collected by AGENFOR, Mr Martín Mutuberría, General Director of the Center for Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy, emphasized: “For Formosa to have the opportunity to have this Center is a great pride, not only for the Formosans, but for what it represents for the region and all Argentinians”.
He recalled that it is a project that started in 2015, “with great effort from the provincial government, it was sustained and managed to maintain it during this time, with the professionals involved.”
“That it works today is a dream come true,” he stressed, highlighting “all the benefits that it brings to the province and more than anything else for patients who already have to go through a fairly complex disease, difficult, where they before to go to another place to be treated, to get away from family and friends, that is, all the uprooting that this entails.”
In contrast, “they now have the opportunity to receive care in a quality center, with state-of-the-art technology and with professionals who mostly come from Formosan”, so “it’s a good reason to be happy and it’s a great pride”.
“The patients we have today who are being treated at the Center for Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy are not only from Formosa Capital, but also from the interior. They are all without social coverage, derived from the Ministry of Human Development,” he indicated, clarifying that people with social work will also be served.
Along these lines, he pointed out that “we are dealing with various social works so that this can be carried out.”
“This Center for Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy comes to strengthen the comprehensive provincial public health system,” said Mr. Mutuberría, pointing out that it is also part of “the national network where we are in contact with other centers located in other parts of the country, such as Bariloche, Buenos Aires or Entre Ríos”, which “enables permanent interaction and activity with professionals”.
Regarding the professional staff, he noted that “most of them are Formosans who have been trained, have completed internships in various national institutions and hospitals”, and appreciate that “they have undergone that training during all this time and that they are now in the province, using that knowledge and that experience to achieve that accessibility and that universality in what is public health”.
At the same time, he noted that in this northern part of the country there is “no public center with the characteristics of that of Formosa”, since, although there are private institutions offering radiotherapy services, “the technology that the Center for There is no nuclear energy in the region”.
Likewise, he explained that “the part of the radiotherapy currently being performed is a first phase”, stating that “the Center has planned other cases within nuclear medicine, related to what the diagnosis would be”.
Finally, he emphasized the decision to “arm and equip these centers with equipment to guarantee that accessibility and equality of public health with very complex technologies and above all with human talent through the training of professionals.”
“Formosa was a pioneer in joining the National Plan for Nuclear Medicine and what it did during that time was support that policy and today that dream is already a reality,” he concluded.