Budgets 2022: Health loses almost 10% of its piggy bank by the least investment in vaccines

Year and a half after the start of the Covid pandemic, the total monetails of the Ministry of Health fall 9.9%. However, the figure has two readings: taking i

Budgets 2022: Health loses almost 10% of its piggy bank by the least investment in vaccines

Year and a half after the start of the Covid pandemic, the total monetails of the Ministry of Health fall 9.9%. However, the figure has two readings: taking into account vaccines, there is less total budget (that 9.9%), but without them there is more (11%).

Last year, healing obtained a budget of 7,330 million euros, 75% more than the previous one, due to investment in vaccines that were about to arrive. However, this year, with 37 million people already vaccinated and a fall of European funds destined to acquire vaccines, less than half of money is going to be allocated. If vaccination involved 2,436 million budgets involved 2,436 million, in those of it, it will remain at 1,172 million.

And that makes the total investment that the Government will devote to healing descend: of the 7,330 million that were budgeted by 2021 to the 6,606 million that will be allocated for 2022.

According to the General Budgets of the State (PGE) presented this Wednesday by the Minister of Finance, María Jesús Montero, the acquisition of vaccines will take more than 1,000 million euros, aimed at completing the population that has not yet been vaccinated and the possibility that a third dose is administered to some groups.

In this amount, the 733 million European funds are included. Additionally, the State will allocate 293 million for the distribution of vaccines to developing countries, areas of the Third World presented by marginal vaccination rates and absolute inequality with respect to States with more economic possibilities.

For primary care (AP), one of the historically unattended health steps and one of the key management for the CCAA, 176 million euros are allocated. The Yellow Book of the PGE ensures that this game is focused, fundamentally, to "improve access" to the AP and increase its "resolutive capacity", including "technology" and "communication capacity", something that has Experienced a deficit during the pandemic.

The shares in oral health obtain 44 million euros. The target population will be less between 0 and 14, pregnant women, over 75, patients subjected to chemotherapy or radiotherapy and people with a limiting intellectual or physical disability.

What government members and the first generic lines of the Yellow Book call "mental health action plan" remain in "new mental health strategy" when it comes down to the concrete. And, according to many experts and numerous scientific societies of psychology and psychiatry, a plan is not the same as strategy, because the first thing is more ambitious than the second. Be that as it may, in the six lines that the text dedicates to this section, it is not specified how the 30 million euros are going to be distributed destined for mental health. And the word suicide is not cited.

An unprecedented game is the one that adds 28 million euros for the implementation of a protontency plan in the national health system, that is, proton treatments, which minimize the damage in the neighboring and healthy organs surrounding a tumor. This budget includes donations from the Amancio Ortega Gaona Foundation and will be used to install 10 teams in the national territory.

One of the great pinching of the health budget is carried out by the financing of mutuals (MUFACE, ISAMA and MUGEJU): 2,425 million (4.9% more), which the Government justifies in the increases of the fixed premium by the owner and In the coverage of new health benefits.

Updated Date: 14 October 2021, 22:21

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