With Central Telemedicine, Vilas-Boas Hopes to Reduce Bahia Infarction Deaths
Patients from 52 municipalities in Bahia will receive remote treatment for acute myocardial infarction and stroke. The government project has been recently announced and includes the introduction of Central Telemedicine in Salvador, where medical professionals will lead specialists in the necessary procedures. "Bahia is a country with the size of France, our distances are nice and it is impossible to guarantee the presence of specialized doctors near all municipalities." After a few minutes the difference is whether the person will survive or not and whether he will stay with or – a minor extension, "Bahia's Health Secretary, Fabio Villars-Boas, told Bahia News. According to the manager, the rooms will have an estimated investment of R $ 2.5 million. The Telemedicine Center, which will be built in Solar Boa Vista, in the Brotas district, will be a videostream to allow doctors to follow care. The project also provides for a second medical opinion in the future with the same system. "We develop a system for a second opinion, initially on the emergency and emergency network that will serve UPAs and intensive treatment. Secondly, cheap specialties such as dermatology, rheumatology and specialists with few specialists trained in Bahia This is a very important project that will favors and will gave the opportunity for specialized attention to the regions that have never been achieved, "adds Villas-Boas, who also told the first year of the regional polyclinics during the interview. "The degree of satisfaction of the population served is over 98%, but to reach this stage, we have had many difficulties, we have had difficulty in attracting professionals, especially doctors and specialists technicians, "he said." It is necessary to look for professionals in other regions, to issue decrees in national circulation newspapers, to bring doctors from outside so that all the specialties in the eight polyclinics can be filled. , not yet in all the changes we had to have, he explained.