Goodbye to the recipes can by WhatsApp: even when they are used

The Ministry of Health de la Nación made official this week a change that will require a certain degree of confusion and discomfort in some cases. can no longer send recipes Delaware medicines via whatsapp photosalthough it will remain in force digital medical prescription

This was established through resolution 3622/2022 published in the Official Gazette, where it was established that the facility that had been put into practice when the numbers of infections of coronavirus they were much higher in line with the risk of infection. Given this, the authorities they had allowed prescriptions to be sent to buy medicines via photosomething that will no longer be allowed.

The decision, now official, was made three months ago in the framework of a meeting of the Federal Health Council (Cofesa), made up of the ministers and ministers of Health from all over the country. From now on Only physical or digital recipes can appear with electronic signature certified via official computer system.

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The official maintained that individual doctors cannot certify a signature, but that there are a series of processes to be followed through an official computer system. She thus sought to make it clear that the digital prescription system is more sophisticated and secure.

Photo and digital recipe: what is the difference

While it could be interpreted that having a photo of a recipe would qualify as a digital recipe, it is not. That’s how he clarified it sonia tarragonaChief of Staff of the Ministry of Health, in Radio La Roja.

Sonia Tarragona, Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Health.

The digital recipe has an APP, it is not the photo of the recipe with the holographic signature. What the Ministry left without effect are exceptional issues such as a photo of the recipes, which are enabled in preventive isolation because you could not leave,” said the Health official.

As explained by the official, the decision was agreed with the objective of “caring for people’s health because there has been an abuse in the use of antibiotics and psychotropic drugs.” Along these lines, she maintained that “we need to take care of people’s health, for that reason we have to advance in the digital recipewhich has a certification process, which is not the photo of the paper recipe”.

What will happen to PAMI affiliates

According to the official’s account, in the case of affiliates of the social work of retirees there will be no changes. Hello because the Institute has an official system that certifies the signature through official software.

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Pami has a list of medical professionals who meet the conditions that is required by law for a digital recipe, which is not the same as a photo”, stated Tarragona.

At present, the social work for retirees and retirees allows the electronic prescription to be sent by system directly to pharmacies. In that way, Affiliates should only go with a credential and ID to the counters and you can access.

Photos of recipes: until when they will be allowed

One of the main queries that appeared when the change made official by the authorities was disseminated is until when the recipe photos via WhatsApp.

It happens that many patients received medical attention recently and were issued a prescription for buy medicines by means of a photo.

“Applies from now on, although prescriptions are valid for 30 days”manifested.

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In this line, he sought to bring peace of mind to those who, for example, have to comply with a treatment. “No one who has to be treated urgently will be without that treatment“Tarragona said in the radio interview.

He noted that recently issued prescriptions will be dispensed. “All change generates some resistancewe are all comfortable with a photo of the recipe but we have to guarantee rights and make proper use of it,” he said.

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