Through the vast network of integral public health care provided by the popular clinics, integral diagnostic centers (CDI), rehabilitation facilities (SRI), and high technology centers (CAT) of the Barrio Adentro Mission, in less than six years, more than 47,424 lives have been saved.
The national government is expanding access to free, convenient health care via Missions Barrio Adentro I and II, which highlights Venezuela's progressive and inclusive social health policy.
In the latest report from the Minister of People's Power for Health and Social Protection, the data reflect the broad availability of health care services in all communities throughout the country. Particularly, the poorest communities and remote indigenous communities are better served today than ever before.
Established in the Simon Bolivar National Project of 2007 - 2013, the measures are part of a national policy to expand and amplify a universal and integral health care system. The project is outlined in the constitution of the National Public Health Care System.
The effectiveness of the network of public health care provided by Barrio Adentro is evidenced by the number of medical consultations that to date total more than 403,053,690. According to the recent announcement by the Cuban vice minister of Health, Aldo Muñoz, this means that more than 41 million Venezuelans have been attended by the diverse services of the CDI alone, with each one of them receiving two or three medical consultations every six months.
Bolivarian News Agency, Press Unit of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United States / June 17, 2009