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Chile publishes protocol for management and treatment of persons with disabilities during pandemic

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The Minister of Health, Enrique Paris, presented a protocol for management and treatment for persons with disabilities during the coronavirus pandemic.

The document, entitled “Special considerations in the management and treatment of people with disabilities during the CoV-2 pandemic”, was signed, approved, and published, according to the minister’s comment.

“This is very important, and I ask health facilities to consider people with disabilities,” he said.

According to Minister Paris, the general objective of the said document is: “To improve the response of health care for people with disabilities in the context of the health emergency. ”

Likewise, within its specific objectives, it mentions: “Understanding people with disabilities as subjects of law; favor the necessary conditions of access to information and infrastructure for people with disabilities; and incorporate the figure of the caregiver —which may be a family member or another person— to the person with a disability in health care, in his role as a therapeutic facilitator”.

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