Sánchez announces an investment of almost 1,500 million to transform healthcare

  • 982 million will be contributed by the public sector and 487 by the private, thanks to European funds called Perte

The president of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, announced this Monday an investment of 1,469 million euros, between 2021 and 2023, aimed at modernizing the National Health System thanks to the Strategic Project for Recovery and Economic Transformation (LOSS) called ‘Vanguard Health’. Of these, 982 million will be invested by the public sector and 487 by the private sector.

It is estimated that the PERTE in Health will generate a contribution to GDP of up to 4,335 million euros and the creation of up to 12,688 new jobs. From the point of view of health impacts, the aspiration is to save a minimum of 15% in disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) on each of the pathologies linked to the PERTE actions and a 30% decrease in the inter-territorial differences in healthy life years after age 65.

Therefore, Sánchez has described the investment as a “historic milestone” and has indicated that it will be approved in the coming weeks in the Council of Ministers. “It is about taking advantage of the opportunity that the European funds to bet on science, the National Health System and for an economic recovery, which is fair through public and private collaboration, “said the president, who was accompanied in the presentation by the Minister of Finance and Public Function, María Jesús Montero, the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, the Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, and the Minister of Science and Innovation, Diana Morant.

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The objectives

The Perte de Sanidad has four goals fundamental. First, to promote the equitable implementation of the precision personalized medicine. Second, promote the development of advanced therapies and other innovative drugs or emerging and facilitate their transfer to clinical practice, through the necessary alliances between the academic and business sectors and the strengthening of the industrial fabric. Third, develop a data system innovative that allows the collection, treatment, analysis and exploitation of data from different sources to improve prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and health-oriented research. And fourthly, boost the digital transformation of health care, through the application of technology to all activities that involve relationship with citizenship and management of resources in all areas of care, with particular attention to reinforcing the primary care and equity in access to quality health care, under cybersecurity conditions.


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