MEDICARE and health care are at the heart of the Colombian conflict, but there are many areas where doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other providers can provide aid.
This article provides a brief overview of the major sectors and the resources available.
Health care There are three main healthcare sectors: primary care, specialties, and hospital.
Primary care includes primary health care, maternity care, and mental health care.
Specialties include emergency medicine, orthopedics, pediatrics, and pediatrics-on-call.
Hospitals offer primary health and mental care, as well as other health care services, such as trauma care.
Health workers provide primary health services.
There are many government agencies that provide primary and specialty care, but the health care sector in Colombia is largely free of government interference.
The health sector is often heavily subsidized by the government and there are few private hospitals.
The primary health sector has a large number of private providers and many health workers, but most patients receive primary health service from private physicians.
Pharmacists are among the most important health care workers.
The most basic health care is provided by pharmacies and other pharmacy vendors.
There is also an extensive network of pharmacists and doctors, as most Colombian pharmacies are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There have been cases of drug cartels operating pharmacies that are controlled by drug cartels, but it is difficult to verify such allegations.
There were reports that drug traffickers had entered a large pharmacy and were distributing medicines to customers without prescription.
The number of pharmacies has increased since 2010, and there were reports of drug traffickers operating pharmacies, but they are still operating under very tight security.
Hospice Care is the most commonly provided form of care.
The majority of people living in Colombia’s major cities are poor, and the majority of health care providers do not offer any type of home-care services, including hospice care.
Hospices are considered the best option for those with health conditions, such the elderly or the chronically ill, and are usually provided by the local community.
Some municipalities have their own community-run hospices.
There can be a shortage of hospice beds, which can cause delays in access.
HospICE is provided free of charge by local NGOs and private groups.
In general, the services provided are excellent, and it is very affordable.
The basic services are hospice, dialysis, and dental care.
There has been a recent increase in demand for the services, but so far there has been no increase in available beds.
There also are many other forms of care available, such hospice visits, home-based care, home health care (including domestic workers), and family planning services.
Medical Care is a specialized medical service that is provided primarily to people with serious illnesses.
In some cases, medical care is limited, and patients have to wait for weeks or months for care.
Medical care is available in both public and private hospitals, and many of the health workers that provide medical care also work in hospitals.
Doctors and other medical professionals are paid on a sliding scale, depending on the severity of the illness.
Many doctors are also paid for working in the community.
In the rural areas of Colombia, medical professionals have been the primary caregivers for the poor.
There was an increase in the number of rural hospitals with insufficient beds and in the demand for medical care, especially in rural areas.
There may be limited availability of primary health professionals in rural communities, so the majority can be expected to seek health care from private health care facilities.
Hospicare is the official health care system for the country.
It is administered by the National Hospital System (in Spanish) and the national government and the regional government.
The National Hospital is a private, for-profit corporation.
Hospcare is an emergency medical service, and is provided in both private hospitals and in community-based hospitals.
Primary health care patients are admitted to a private hospital and treated by a primary health provider, usually a doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
The patient receives care in a hospital for a minimum of six weeks, usually in a special unit.
The treatment in a community hospital can be extended or continued for up to three months, and in some cases for up, eight, or 12 months.
Primary Health Care is often covered by government subsidies, but is often subsidized by private providers.
There could be a limited number of public hospitals with enough beds, and a shortage in primary health facilities, especially if people have severe medical conditions.
Hospics are also treated by doctors and nurses at private hospitals or in community health centers, and by other health workers.
Hospits provide primary care services in a variety of settings.
They are typically private, but can be managed by the public health system.
Hospitarians, who specialize in special health care settings, also perform primary health treatment, but these patients are typically paid on the basis of a sliding fee scale, and they generally are in their first or second year of medical school.
There used to be a large community hospital in Medell