En dialogue with El Cordillerano, the Río Negro health minister, analyzed the project announced a week ago on the creation of a medical degree at the National University of Río Negro (UNRN). Currently, in the south of the country, only three universities have this degree.
“I began the talk with Del Bello seeing this possibility (of implementing the race) and of course this was later extended to the entire political spectrum, to the Governor and others,” said Zgaib, who explained that in those talks with the university director they were going talking about the student’s profile.
The Minister of Health assured that the project “is very good for us as a health system and later as a province” and said that “this has a vision of being able to do it in Bariloche, with the Hospital, it is a face-to-face career and with a different way to work, the public health system is very involved ”.
In addition, he explained that “another thing that is important is the possibility of reserving quotas for the boys of Línea Sur, since the idea is to create something different from what is an income in any other part of the country, we aim at the rural medicine, and we have a lot of experience here in the Andean zone. “
“It is very important that there is this possibility that this materializes in the year 2022” admitted Zgaib and explained that there is “the need to have doctors trained in the region who attend to the needs of Rio Negro.”
“The project is not from now, it comes from long before,” said Zgaib, and in that sense added that “many things in Health accelerated with the pandemic, but this project comes from before,” he said.
Regarding the deadlines and the original idea, he indicated: “the idea of the University of the province is that in 2022 it can be working. Today the framework agreement is being worked on, but it is the idea of the UNRN to be able to start with the teaching of the classes in 2022. “
Yesterday afternoon (Thursday 10/8) Zgaib participated in a virtual meeting with authorities of the Nation and the National University of Río Negro in order to present details of the operation of the hospital for the future career.
The meeting was attended by the director of human talent of the National Ministry of Health, Pedro Silberman; the director of the “Ramón Carrillo hospital, from San Carlos de Bariloche, Leonardo Gil, and the pedagogical degree from the University of Río Negro, María José López, was carried out within the framework of the feasibility studies for the opening of the career in the city.
Minister Zgaib explained that, together with the director Leonardo Gil, at this meeting details of the hospital structure, how to work in primary care, rural medicine and field work, among other topics, were provided.