The opening ceremony was chaired by the Health Minister, María Isabel Rodríguez; by the Representative of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO / WHO), José Ruales; by the Head of the Mental Health Program of the Ministry of Health (MINSAL), Carlos Escalante; and by the Director of the National Hospital San Juan de Dios, Ramón Antonio Abrego.
The Minister of Health laid emphasis on the fact that mental health is a central component of the healthcare reform that is taking place in the country. The Representative of the Pan American Health Organization reiterated PAHO's technical cooperation commitment to the strengthening of psychiatric reform. It should be noted that this project is within the framework of a cooperation project between
This Mental Health Unit is the second in the country created in a general hospital and, as mentioned above, the first outside
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