Well-being in body and soul

According to an investigation by the University of the Basque Country (Spain) on the effects of the pandemic, now there is greater uncertainty and concern about suffering from Covid-19 or losing loved ones; a decrease in confidence and optimism, especially in women and in people in poor employment situations; and an increase in irritability, again with a greater impact on women and the unemployed.

If we do not act now, in concert with research with vaccines and treatments, the post-pandemic outlook will be bleak for the mental health of millions of people.

And taking action, obviously, is not prescribing more antidepressants or anxiolytics, or building more psychiatric hospitals. Both actions are necessary to address some consequences; however, the idea is to be proactive and avoid them.

In response to the feeling of anxiety, according to the consulting firm Llorente y Cuenca (LLYC), there has been a rapid and broad change that goes from the “concept of wellness [bienestar], centered on the individual, al by wellbeing [bienestar integral], a more holistic vision that includes different people and sectors of our societies ”.

What does this mean? A call for the participation of the whole society in the benefits of well-being.

Wellbeing is defined as the state of satisfaction and tranquility that a person presents, thanks to their good physical and mental conditions.

“If societies and companies are unable to focus holistically on people’s well-being (including physical, emotional and spiritual health), it will be almost impossible to create safety nets that allow citizens to return to work and be productive ”, They explain from LLYC.

For this reason, I have always opted for wellness programs in all their aspects: emotional, physical, social and financial. This is what happens every November in the event “In Body and Soul”, which this year will be held in an online version, with more universal access, more experts and with the empowering and transforming energy of always.

To keep your balance in difficult times, “you have to grab the bull by the horns” and get going, as a popular saying reflects.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the pandemic has disrupted or paralyzed mental health services in 93% of countries. And if, as the WHO itself says, mental health is related to the promotion of well-being, the prevention of mental disorders and treatment, then let’s look for our own tools. Healthy living is much more than curing or protecting yourself from disease.

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On video | The ‘Paths’ to strengthen the health system in Barranquilla

Guaranteeing timely and quality medical care for Barranquilla residents has become the Primary objective of the District with the process of modernization of the public health network, which continues to advance and plans to benefit more than 170 thousand citizens with new hospital projects.

Since 2008, the district administration has been working to build a solid health model, which has been cataloged repeatedly as one of the most successful in the national territory.

Although the health emergency due to Covid-19 was a huge challenge for the hospital infrastructure of the capital of the Atlantic, in the Development Plan ‘I am Barranquilla’, that governs the period 2020-2023, a series of actions were contemplated so that citizens have a timely and adequate response to your health requirements.

“We want the health of Barranquilla to continue its unstoppable march, that is why we are providing them with all the professional capacity so that care is timely and without access barriers. It is our main objective, guarantee comprehensive insurance, minimize the risks of becoming ill and provide quality health programs to all“Said the mayor Jaime Pumarejo Heins.

He was emphatic in stating that in this new stage they will bet on “turn the health system upside down, moving to a much more preventive health, with doctors in charge of specific populations ”.

The district president also stressed that the “robustness” in health services continues to grow, which directly impacts on the quality of life of Barranquilla and the Caribbean region.

“The public hospital network has been and will continue to be a national management model, where the resources obtained by the Prohospitales level 1 and 2 stamp are invested in providing efficiently and transparently to the more than 600 thousand users of the subsidized regime, as well as to anyone who requires it because We are also a regional reference center for health care in the Caribbean”, Reiterated the president.

In turn, Humberto Mendoza, Secretary of Health of Barranquilla, He stated that the district network model has provided “mobilization guarantees” to more than 19 thousand users, guaranteeing that “there are no barriers to access” to said services.

The official also expressed that the great challenge for the public network is strengthen the preventive medicine model to detect patients in time who have diseases that may pose risks to their life.

“In the city we have a network model that allows patients to access medium and high complexity services without authorizing systems limiting quality and care. That we will follow reinforcing to provide greater guarantees to citizens”, He added.

According to figures from the Mayor’s Office, accessibility to health increased 15 times between 2007 and 2018. It is expected that this year it will increase with the start-up of facilities such as the Camino Ciudadela 20 de Julio and Paso Galán.

For next year, this indicator will continue to grow, taking into account that the works of the New Barranquilla and Nazareth Roads will be delivered, which are ahead in two important sectors of the city.

Mayor Pumarejo has been making visits to these spaces to verify the progress of the works, taking into account that they were detained for a period due to the pandemic and currently not all the workers have been able to reintegrate, in order to comply with the corresponding regulations.

“We continue to grow with this new offer that adds to a solid network that is providing quality services to Barranquilla residents, showing that it is possible, as we have said for so long, to have quality, sustainable public health that continue to be a source of pride for each of us”Pumarejo said during one of those tours.

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The ‘Paths’ to strengthen the health system in Barranquilla

Guaranteeing timely and quality medical care for Barranquilla residents has become the primary objective of the District with the modernization process of the public health network, which continues to advance and plans to benefit more than 170 thousand citizens with new hospital projects.

Since 2008, the district administration has been working to build a solid health model, which has been repeatedly classified as one of the most successful in the national territory.

Although the health emergency caused by Covid-19 was a huge challenge for the hospital infrastructure of the Atlantic capital, in the Development Plan ‘I am Barranquilla’, which is valid for the period 2020-2023, a series of actions were contemplated so that citizens have a timely and adequate response to their health requirements.

“We want the health of Barranquilla to continue its unstoppable march, that is why we are providing them with all the professional capacity so that care is timely and without access barriers. It is our main objective, to guarantee comprehensive insurance for them, minimize the risks of getting sick and provide quality health programs for all, ”said Mayor Jaime Pumarejo Heins.

He was emphatic in stating that in this new stage they will bet on “turning the health system upside down, moving to much more preventive health, with doctors in charge of specific populations.”

The district president also highlighted that the “robustness” in health services continues to grow, which has a direct impact on the quality of life of Barranquilla and the Caribbean region.

“The public hospital network has been and will continue to be a national management model, where the resources obtained by the Prohospitales level 1 and 2 stamp are invested in providing efficiently and transparently to the more than 600 thousand users of the subsidized regime, as well as to anyone who requires it because we are also a regional reference center in health care in the Caribbean, “reiterated the president.

In turn, Humberto Mendoza, Barranquilla’s Secretary of Health, stated that the district network model has provided “mobilization guarantees” to more than 19 thousand users, guaranteeing that “there are no barriers to access” to these services.

The official also said that the great challenge for the public network is to strengthen the preventive medicine model to detect patients with diseases that may pose risks to their lives in time.

“In the city we have a network model that allows patients to access medium and high complexity services without authorizing systems limiting quality and care. We are going to continue strengthening that to provide greater guarantees to citizens, ”he added.

According to the Mayor’s Office figures, health accessibility increased 15 times between 2007 and 2018. It is expected that this year it will increase with the start-up of facilities such as the Camino Ciudadela 20 de Julio and Paso Galán.

For next year, this indicator will continue to grow, taking into account that the works of the New Barranquilla and Nazareth Roads will be delivered, which are being carried out in two important sectors of the city.

Mayor Pumarejo has been making visits to these spaces to verify the progress of the works, taking into account that they were detained for a period due to the pandemic and currently not all the workers have been able to reintegrate, in order to comply with the corresponding regulations.

“We continue to grow with this new offer that adds to a solid network that is providing quality services to Barranquilla residents, demonstrating that it is possible, as we have said for so long, to have quality, sustainable public health that continues to be a pride for each one of us ”, said Pumarejo during one of those tours.

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Fernández announced that on Tuesday he will launch the Detectar Federal program in Rosario

To which he added that “During this time of the pandemic we have seen that the problem has gone to the interior of the country and in Santa Fe the efforts made by the governor and his entire team are enormous efforts and just as we were next to the Metropolitan Area of ​​Buenos Aires when we needed, we want to be there when they need us in each province”.

In the same vein, he stated that Rosario and the southern part of the Santa Fe territory is currently the most affected “by the proximity to Amba”. “For this reason, on Tuesday we will be there for the people of Santa Fe and the people of Santa Fe,” he concluded.

It should be noted that the The Detect plan is already being implemented in the city, in the neighborhoods considered most vulnerable or populous, with the aim of testing the population in order to identify coronavirus cases and give them early attention. It is expected that more details related to the Federal Detect will be known on Tuesday, although it is speculated that it would be a reinforcement of the actions that are already being carried out.

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Dentix approaches bankruptcy after receiving ‘no’ from Advent | Companies

Dentix sees the bankruptcy in the rearview mirror. The chain of dental clinics, which invoked the creditors’ pre-bankruptcy in March, is rushing its last options. One of them leaves with the number of Advent, owner of Vitaldent, to take control of the company at this time, according to sources familiar with the company’s situation. Keeps the last conversations with potential investors and the creditor banks to avoid bankruptcy.

Dentix’s situation has become notably complicated in recent months. In January, everything seemed to indicate that KKR – Creditor of the company with a loan of 160 million euros – was going to convert its debt into shares and take control. He selected, in fact, a CEO, Enrique Francia. But just before closing the deal, both France and KKR backed down, noting various “accounting discrepancies.”

In March, with the supplier financing lines closed and a few days before the declaration of the state of alarm, the company invoked Article 5 bis of the Bankruptcy Law to start the creditors’ pre-bankruptcy, a period of three months for a quarter of extension in which they can negotiate with their creditors with shields on their assets. Covid-19, which greatly complicated the situation of Dentix during the spring, suspended the deadline to enter the mandatory tender until January. The company, and not the creditors, can request it at any time.

Since then the owner and founder of Dentix, Angel Lorenzo Muriel, negotiates on the one hand with KKR and the rest of the creditor banks – a union formed by BBVA, Bankia, Santander, CaixaBank, Abanca, Liberbank, Ibercaja and Aresbank– and, on the other hand, with possible investors who guarantee a capital injection. Among them have been Sherpa Capital y Advent.

The latter has been the one that has been the most times and closest to completing the operation. In the summer he presented the last offer and entered into negotiations with the banks from which he demanded the reopening of the credit lines. confirming and assume you take away. In return, he promised to recapitalize the company and settle outstanding accounts with KKR.

Finally the agreement has run aground. And the owner of Vitaldent decided this week to get up from the table and not perform the operation at this time. Even so, a letter is kept up its sleeve to return to the bid when Dentix has entered a possible bankruptcy. An Advent spokesperson has declined to comment.

Dentix, in any case, does not throw in the towel regarding closing a deal with Advent. A person in charge of the dental chain points out that, for her part, the negotiations with the Boston fund have not been broken and affirms that they are still in talks. Even so, it indicates that in parallel it is negotiating with two other funds interested in the company.

For this reason, the chain is optimistic that an agreement will be closed with some of the interested parties to transfer control of the Spanish business, even if the dental company falls into bankruptcy. The Madrid firm requested the pre-consurso in March, but due to the pandemic, the deadline to negotiate with creditors has been extended until the end of the year. Those responsible do not clarify whether the contest will be requested before the end of the year, but they do not rule it out.

Sale of Mexico business

The dental chain is negotiating the sale of its business in Mexico, which totals around 30 clinics, according to sources familiar with the process, who estimate that the deal could be closed in just over a month. The buyer would be a dental chain in that country.

Ángel Lorenzo’s company would get rid of that business as it did with that of Colombia and Chile, adventures that have not come to fruition and on which the agreements with the financial companies that advance the costs of the treatments weigh.

In Mexico, most of the clinics are currently closed, although they can operate, mainly due to the situation of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to company sources.

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Doctors say it might be a good idea to wait for your flu shot

CINCINNATI — As we enter the traditional flu season, some doctors are suggesting to hold off on getting your flu shot for another few weeks.

Health experts said that while September usually marks the beginning of flu season, social distancing and extra hand washing brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has offset the beginning of flu season. Now, those experts said the flu could peak in February or March.

With the peak of the season happening much later than usual, Dr. Roberto Colón with Premier Health said delaying your flu shot could be beneficial.

“There’s a lot of thought that the middle to end of October may be the ideal time to get it so that you have protection to go through the entire influenza season,” Colón said.

He also said don’t let conspiracy theories about the flu vaccine deter you from getting it. The vaccine is still the best way to make sure you and your family and friends stay healthy and safe.

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District will offer exercise routines through social networks

Barranquilleros will have from this Monday the best fitness instructors a click away with the launch of the program #I am active, which will be offered through the social networks of the Secretariat of Recreation and Sports ddaily sessions of healthy routines.

Mayor Jaime Pumarejo Heins presented the program this Saturday, which is an alliance with the Ministry of Sports. These are virtual routines designed to be done in confined spaces, including: aerobic gymnastics, muscle stimulation, aerobic rumba and mixed martial arts.

#SoyActiva has a team of certified instructors who have created healthy routines for beginners and experts, which users can see Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. through the Instagram account @SecDeportesBaq.

“During the pendemic, those who were most likely to get sick and have complications were those who did not have a healthy lifestyle, because that worsened their quality of life, so we started quickly a program so that people could go out to the patio or terrace of their house to do physical activities “said Mayor Pumarejo. “Now, with this initiative, we want to continue promoting those healthy lifestyles, that people break the routine even if they are at home, for the benefit of all Barranquilla residents,” he added.

For his part, the Secretary of Recreation and Sports, Gabriel Berdugo Peña, invited Barranquilleros to join healthy habits through exercise. “This is the best opportunity forthose who have always wanted to do physical activity and perhaps did not have the possibility to go to a gym. And those who have already been doing it, can join the expert mode. Here they will be able to exercise with real experts ”.

Another component of the program is the presence of instructors guiding physical activity sessions in the parks and public spaces of the city such as the Gran Malecón, with groups that do not exceed 8 participants. Likewise, physiotherapists will be present in the biosaludable gyms located in the parks with the aim of guiding users of machines on how to improve your performance and how to feel better after physical activity.

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First phase of international flights will be on September 21

The return of the international flights will be next September 21, as confirmed this Thursday by the Minister of Transportation, Ángela María Orozco, within the framework of the beginning of a new cycle of air connectivity that also involves the start-up of air terminals in intermediate cities.

Even if biosecurity protocols to capitalize on return flights are not definedOrozco pointed out that the Ministry of Health would be publishing them soon. In this sense, the minister announced that the Government will demand as a requirement to enter the country the presentation of a negative PCR test for Covid-19, although the times of its taking are not yet specified.

This requirement is only in force at this time to travel to the island of San Andrés.

It should be noted that PCR tests (polymerase chain reaction) They are those that allow to detect a fragment of genetic material of a pathogen. This test is being used to confirm or rule out cases of patients with Covid-19, but it has also been used to detect other types of infectious diseases.

Additionally, the minister indicated that Additional adjustments are being evaluated in relation to the lines and procedures in Migración Colombia.

Routes. As revealed by the minister, the institution has classified possible countries with air connection into four groups, according to the disposition to materialize the route based on the requirements of the pandemic. In this way, among the countries with the possibility of immediate connection are United States, Brazil, Mexico, United Kingdom, Australia, Ecuador, Dominican Republic and Turkey.

In the next category, the countries with the possibility of connection this month oen October, there are Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama, Peru, Chile, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Spain, France, the Netherlands, Cuba, Canada, Argentina and Germany are in the third group of countries whose air connectivity is linked to special conditions, while the possibilities with Costa Rica or Paraguay are ruled out, for the moment.

First flight. Even if the first gradual phase would begin on September 21e, the first commercial international flights will leave Cartagena on Friday the 19th to Fort Lauderdale and Miami, “Understanding that this is a city that depends on tourist activity,” said the minister. The low-cost airlines, the American Spirit and the Colombian Viva Air, will be in charge of the operation.

On the other hand, the director of Migration Colombia, Juan Francisco Espinosa, in a meeting with the Montería authorities, he confirmed the interest of the national government in establishing an international air route that connects the capital of the department of Córdoba with Panama City.

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They extend ‘pico y cédula’ until August 31 in Barranquilla

Barranquilla continues to advance towards a new stage in the economic reopening process. Within the framework of this process, the district mayor’s office announced that the measure of ‘peak and cedula’ with even and odd numbers is maintained for the departures that citizens must necessarily make.

As stated by the District, the current schedule will be in effect until August 31. In addition, she recalled that the schedules for the practice of individual physical activity for adults between 18 and 69 years old are maintained: between 5:00 and 8:00 a.m. and between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Likewise, the district administration indicated that the restriction for the use of common spaces such as fields and games for children is maintained, despite the fact that the indicators in the city continue to register a constant improvement.

As stated by the District, the recovery rate is close to 85% and the ICU availability is 48%, while the average positivity rate is 14.3% during the last 7 days, that is, 16, 2 percentage points below the national average (30.5%).

“We continue to advance, but we cannot lower our guard. To the extent that this trend continues and we make gradual, safe and responsible reopening, we will recover the productive and social life of the city, ”said Mayor Jaime Pumarejo Heins.

New pilots

The District indicated that the Ministries of Health and the Interior authorized pilots for the practice of individual sports, as well as the operation of sports venues, gyms, cinemas and games of chance, which they will begin to review for future reopening.

In relation to the ‘Barranquilla Deportista’ plan, the practice of individual sports, nautical, tennis and athletics is contemplated, while the opening of gyms will be done with air exchange or effective ventilation.

The opening of sports fields and / or stages has been proposed in open spaces for the practice of permitted group sports, while the pilot of cinemas would be launched in open spaces (drive-in cinema).

Likewise, games of chance must comply with all capacity conditions including the review of central airs, correct air circulation and HEPA filters.

On the other hand, the national government gave endorsement to expand the pilot of restaurants, allowing their operation in terraces or closed places with air exchange or effective ventilation.

Pumarejo indicated that the construction of a plan to reactivate the tourism sector is underway in conjunction with the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism and the Presidential Council for Economic Affairs.

“We want to become pioneers in the reactivation of the tourism sector, focused on the potential of Barranquilla in the production chain of business and event tourism, in addition to attracting foreign investment with an export vocation, and thus be an example of resilience and good practices for resume the path of growth, “said the mayor.

Restaurant pilot balance

The district administration also delivered a positive balance on the start of the gastronomic sector pilot: the 30 restaurants registered between 40% and 80% of attendance, increased sales and a large number of reservations for this weekend.

He also explained that they have been working hand in hand with unions, businessmen and workers from other sectors to return to work in the safest way.

“We have been active in providing technical tools and support to the different activities and sectors in their reactivation process, through the District’s Entrepreneur Support Unit and with the validation and pedagogy visits of the biosafety protocols,” said the Secretary of Economic Development, Ricardo Plata Sarabia.

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They charged producers who participated in the March 17

Some 70 producers from Coronel Suárez who participated in the 17A march against judicial reform must testify before the prosecution, accused of violating social, preventive and compulsory isolation.

During the demonstration, police officers asked for the document and address of the producers who were on the march. The protesters also pointed out that the troops took the patents of the participating vehicles. The next day, the summons came to them.

“The convocation was to honor the Father of the Nation and also in defense of our National Constitution. It was a very emotional act with many riders and people on foot … As a striking fact, the issue of the police presence that took data and there was an attempt to prevent the act from taking place, “said a local resident.

And he added: “I think it has a political background and that the police were sent. In these times many freedoms are cut off and this is one more sample.”

The mayor of Suárez Ricardo Moccero (Frente de Todos) said this morning in dialogue with The new one. that the producers “violated the President’s DNU and we warned that there cannot be any type of meetings or events; and the police acted accordingly, as indicated by the DNU and the regulations to which we adhere.”

“If people cannot get together, there cannot be anything, neither acts nor marches, that is what was violated. So the police acted in violation of article 205 and 239 of the Penal Code, and it is in Federal Court No. of Bahia Blanca; now Justice is acting, “assured Moccero.

And he clarified: “It is not that the mayor cited and infringed, what we do is comply with the law. If other mayors do not, I regret it; here we comply.” (The Nation and The New.)

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