Catalyst pandemic | The Herald

Medical education is organized into study plans that are structured around long periods of reflection and analysis. In them, aspects of the profession that are considered scientifically, socially and culturally valuable for the graduate’s performance with professionalism are selected and organized for teaching. Evaluating the results achieved, and always conditioned by the variant environment, periodically the study plans should be made adjustments that allow them to continue developing the institutional curricular project.

In the last three decades and as part of that permanent evaluation exercise, a questioning has been installed in the curricular committees of medicine programs around the planet. The increasing speed with which the frontier of scientific knowledge began to move, the massification of information sources and the physical and technological interconnection of society, led to debates focused on the search for a balance between addressing with importance the many new aspects for professional training and the preservation of the relevance of the traditional components inherited from the beginning of the previous century, until that moment immovable.

In this context, the pandemic found us. Its declaration and the measures decreed by the governments for its control, confined the student population and limited, only to vital care, the health services provided by the institutions where we traditionally carried out our training practices. The chaos and uncertainty generated required us to support ourselves as never before on basic medical principles and on the coherent model of professionalism, altruism, quality and safety that we have always sought to develop in our students. This unprecedented situation also confirmed for us the need to guarantee emerging competencies in doctors in the 21st century such as: managing, with a global approach, public health problems, using large volumes of data processed with technologies to improve individual health care and decisively contribute to eliminating inequities in health care.

Special comment deserve the opportunities that appeared to introduce bioethical issues as part of daily events during the clinical training of the students. The limitation of vital resources, the futility of some interventions, the decisions to limit the therapeutic effort ceased to be theoretical dilemmas, without real life stories, to become “living” laboratories that support the development of essential competencies for physical integrity and mental in future professionals.

While many will only remember the COVID-19 pandemic as an event that put medical education on hold, for others it will be the opportunity to generate the immediate transformations in the curricula that have been postponed for decades in their programs, using this crisis as a catalyst.

The ability to adapt has been recognized as a very effective evolutionary tool for survival. Doctors for this century must be able to face the complex problems in public health, in medical care and in the health systems that the future will surely hold.



UNNE resumed the free face-to-face medical attention service for students

Both the Secretary General for Social Affairs, Dr. Eduardo Cibils, and the Director of the UNNE Student Affairs area Marcelo Cáceres, stated that these free medical care actions that are reactivated within the UNNE area are part of a progressive plan of opening of activities in the area, agreed, worked on and promoted by the rector Delfina Veiravé.

Just as the University Canteens service at UNNE is institutionally thought of as a basic student service, the university health and care system also integrates this category along with recreational activities (which began at Campus Deodoro Roca), designed to sustain the physical and mental health of the students of this university.

From the SGAS they reported that all the medical and administrative personnel of the area who are working in person in these sectors, comply with strict biosafety protocols for student medical care. The entire building of Belgrano 1045 was adapted to comply with the health security regulations recommended by the UNNE Health Committee. Students who are summoned by medical professionals for face-to-face care, must comply with the protocols and security measures to enter the offices.

Professionals, hours, days and forms of attention

These are the data of the professionals of the University Health Directorate of the UNNE available – in person, by telephone and virtually – for the medical attention of the UNNE students.

The shifts will be assigned by the professionals listed below, after telephone or video consultation:

Dr. José Giménez –– Contact: Go to

The service is carried out through the DoqChat platform

Hours of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4 to 8 pm and Friday from 9 to 12.

Dr. Hugo Temporeti – Contact: 3794-681532

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday from 9 to 12

Distance Medical Consultations

The care of remote medical consultations are made by telephone or by telecommunications platforms, they are coordinated by the following medical professionals:

Dr. Luis Oscar San Lorenzo – Contact: 3794-610896 or through the DoqChat platform Go to

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday from 9 to 12

Dra. Liliana Díaz – Contact: 3794-225132

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Dr. Marcelo Ojeda – Resistance

Office hours: Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Phone: 3624-694417

Gynecological Care

For the PRESENTIAL ATTENTIONShifts will be managed by professionals after telephone or video consultation.

Dra. Silvia Knoll – Contact: 3794-608896

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday from 9 to 12

Distance Consultations

Remote gynecological consultation is carried out by telephone and by telecommunications platforms, which are coordinated by medical professionals.

Dr. Carolina Romero – Contact: Go to

The service is carried out through the DoqChat platform –

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday from 9 to 12

Kinesiology Care

For the PRESENTIAL ATTENTIONShifts are assigned by the professionals listed below, after telephone or video consultation.

Lic. Susana Palacios – Contact: 3794-287567

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday from 9 to 12

Lic. Mariano Leiva – Contact: 3794-783710

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday from 9 to 12

Dental Consultations

Attention to dental consultations from distance they are carried out by telephone and by telecommunications platforms coordinated by medical professionals.

Od. Maria Del Carmen Verrastro – Contact: 3794-806721

Hours of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. and Thursday from 8:30 to 12

From. Cesar Gutiérrez – Contact: 3794-776602

Hours of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 16 to 20 and Wednesday from 8.30 to 12

Od. Elida Fages – Contact: 3794- 003078

Hours of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 16 to 20 and Friday from 8.30 to 12

From. Marcela Lucena – Contact: 3794-338146

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday from 9 to 12

In ResistanceOd. Juan Pablo Lotero – Phone: 3794-698233

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday from 9 to 12

For other inquiries, contact the Social Affairs Directorate at 3794-4427012 from Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 12.30.


Beheaded professor, Valls: “The cartoons on Muhammad at school and in the newspapers, we don’t give in to self-censorship”

PARIS With the beheading of the teacher Samuel Paty, the level of the battle returns to rise again? “Yes, because Islamic terrorists, organized or not, have always pursued the goal of sowing fear by attacking the symbols of France and freedom: they have done so in the past with journalists and cartoonists, the police, the French Jews, a priest, young people and the crowd in Paris or Nice. Friday in Conflans they took it out on another symbol: the school, the transmission of values, the beating heart of the French Republic for centuries. The noble figure of the teacher, the one who educates students to be true citizens and to think freely ».

Mr. Valls, you were Prime Minister of France in 2015, in the days of the attacks on “Charlie Hebdo”, the Jewish supermarket and then the Bataclan. What has changed since then?
«The spirit of 11 January 2015, when millions of people took to the streets to say“ Je suis Charlie ”, unfortunately did not last long. Already after the attack on November 13 in the Bataclan there was no demonstration, the country was stunned. Then, the defeat of the Islamic State in the Middle East led to believe that the threat had diminished ».

A few weeks ago, the tribune of the populist left Jean-Luc Mélenchon attacked “Charlie Hebdo”. Is France more divided than it used to be?

“It is true, national unity does not exist, at least in parties, although I think it is different in French society. For this reason, already in 2016 I spoke of “two irreconcilable left”, a serious problem because the democratic field is divided. But after what happened on Friday we have to move on to another type of answer ».

What are you thinking about? Who will have the courage now, in class, to risk Samuel Paty’s fate?

«We need to help and defend professors like him. The lessons on freedom of expression must continue, the cartoons of Muhammad must be shown to children in schools, with the intelligence of a pedagogical work, of course, but it cannot be yielded. In our classes, thousands of children think that the laws of Sharia should prevail over those of the Republic, as stated in the report by Inspector General Jean-Pierre Obin. It is not tolerable. Then the plan against political Islam presented a few weeks ago by President Macron, who has the school at the center, must be implemented ”.

“It is time to eradicate Islam. We have to do it. Street by street, and association by association. This is a war, a war to be waged in a democratic state with the weapons of the rule of law and the separation of powers, and with respect for the citizens. But all these people who preach hatred on social media, all these Salafi associations, all these characters that we know well by now and who talk a lot … An unprecedented legal and political war must be waged against them, incomparable with what it is been done so far. It is a war that has had its delays, as the discussions between me and the future president in 2016 demonstrate (Macron accused Valls of “vindictive secularism”, ed). But now we must conduct it, closing the associations, and continuing to expel foreigners who threaten the Republic ».

After the new threats to “Charlie Hebdo”, on 23 September a letter of solidarity was signed by many media but not by the AFP, which feared retaliation against its journalists in Muslim countries. Is the risk still self-censorship?

“That’s the danger, the idea that the solution is not to bother. As if the attacks were our fault: secularism, the law on the veil, intervention in the Middle East … For the terrorists these are only pretexts, so much so that they also attacked other European countries. We must act, not be afraid. Of course, for a single citizen it is not easy. But I think, for example, that all newspapers should now publish cartoons about Mohammed. ”

What role can French Muslims play now?

“In their overwhelming majority they feel horror, and if we want to protect them we have to make sure that the debate takes place within Islam. It is in the name of Islam that one kills. The issue concerns not only French Islam. There is that imported from the Gulf countries, the Islam of satellite channels or conveyed by the Internet, the Islam that comes through immigration, and this is an important issue, given that the last two attacks were committed by a Pakistani and a Chechen. We must help Muslims to bring the debate into the bosom of Islam, otherwise the public very quickly confuses and puts everyone in the same bag. This is why it is important that there is no ambiguity in Islam. There are people like the rector of the Paris mosque Chems-Eddine Hafiz who immediately condemned the attack with the harshest words, and this is good, but the problem is with young people, and we must prepare ourselves for a long struggle against the possessed of god ready to kill ».

October 17, 2020 (change October 18, 2020 | 12:41)



‘The best is the example, that’s why I don’t take off my mask’: Moctezuma

The Secretary of Education, Esteban Moctezuma, during his appearance before the Senate. Image taken from Twitter: @SEP_mx


At the beginning of his appearance before the Plenary of the Senate, the Secretary of Public Education, Esteban Moctezuma Barragán, was emphatic in pointing out that he would not remove the mask because he has to set an example for teachers and students in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Previously, the senator from Morena and president of the Senate, Eduardo Ramírez Aguilar, had asked the head of the SEP to remove his mask so that the senators could hear him better.

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“Excuse me, secretary for interrupting you: if you like to take off in order to hear yourself better, and to be able to hear you more clearly, the mask,” the senator from Chiapas asked the official.

Given this, the head of the SEP kept the mask on and the technical team improved the audio system so that his message could be heard better.

“It would be the first time I have taken it off since the pandemic began (…) What happens is that in the regulations that we are promoting for returning to school when possible, we are going to consider the use of the mandatory mask. And the best thing is the example, that’s why I don’t take it off, ”Esteban Moctezuma replied.

Previously, Morena’s senator, Martí Batres, had warned of a Covid-19 outbreak in the Senate.

“We had the news that in the last session another senator of the Republic was positive for Covid, unfortunately, he joins the case of others, and workers, and officials in the Senate, therefore it seems to me that it would be It is necessary to review some measures, ”said Batres Guadarrama.

During his appearance before senators, the head of the SEP, reported that the return to classes once the epidemiological traffic light is green, will be mixed, that is, in person and remotely, therefore the scheme of remote classes established during the pandemic will to continue.

“We will work to take advantage of and achieve by returning to face-to-face classes, a system that will be mixed, learning at home has allowed girls and boys to develop new self-taught skills, this is a collateral benefit.

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“For teachers, a mixed school life will favor, firstly, a healthy distance, and secondly, pedagogical strengthening because there will be personalized treatment for their students and it will contribute to regulate the excess population in many of the classrooms”, Moctezuma Barragán pointed out.

The head of the SEP commented that the Aprende en Casa II Program reaches a daily audience of 30.4 million people through open television, cable television, Internet and radio.

During 2020, he reported, teachers have been trained in digital skills and in the remainder of the year more than 4,550 television programs will be produced to continue with the distance learning scheme.

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Elementary School Students in Surabaya Begin Immunization Today


Surabaya City Government held immunization every month, from October to November and starts today, Wednesday (14/10/2020). The types of immunization used are Measles Rubella (MR) and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) to maintain the immune system of elementary school students.

According to the Pediatrician, Dr. Dominicus Husada, immunization is one of the most important efforts to prevent disease. What’s more, during the COVID-19 pandemic, immunization activities have been postponed for two months since last August.

“What is given to schoolchildren depends on the class. There are grades 1, 2, 3, grade 5, 6 depending. HPV is given to girls in grade 5. Only Surabaya does the immunization,” said Dominicus when contacted by reporters, Wednesday (14 / 10/2020).

HPV is the immunization of the uterus. Because uterine cancer is the second cancer in women after breast cancer and not a few suffer from it.

“Because if it is found out that cancer treatment is more unsuccessful than successful. All cancer treatments are also expensive. So one of the best efforts is to prevent it with immunization,” he said.

Dominicus explained that HPV immunization from the government program was carried out twice. “For example, a grade 5 year old child can immunize against HPV, so when a grade 6 child will receive it again. Because for one injection of HPV immunization, it is Rp 700 thousand per person. During the month of immunization, it’s free,” he explained.

While MR immunization, as a substitute immunization measles. This immunization is to prevent diseases caused by measles and rubella viruses.

“This is a substitute for measles immunization. Four years ago we changed measles immunization to MR. So the immunization is given once at the age of nine months, 18 months and once in elementary school. Because that’s the schedule. That’s the immunization provided by the Posyandu,” he said.

According to Dominicus, this immunization is important. Moreover, measles is the fifth largest killer of children under five in the world. “So it must be prevented. Measles also has no cure. The only hope is to prevent it by immunization,” he said.

Dominicus advised parents, not during a pandemic, immunization of children be sacrificed. Complete the immunizations according to the appropriate schedule.

“If you are afraid there are several ways hospitals, health centers or doctors have made strategies so that the risk of COVID-19 is thinner. Deciding not to immunize because of the pandemic is also not wise. The risk of contracting other diseases is also not reduced. Ask mothers to see their child’s immunization schedule and be equipped. Immunization. Then don’t forget to keep strict health protocols, “concluded Dominicus.

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Covid: 5793 students, 1020 teachers infected – Last Hour

(ANSA) – ROME, OCTOBER 15 – The Ministry of Education announces that, as of October 10, infected students are 0.080% (5,793 positive cases), for teaching staff the percentage is 0.133% of the total (1,020 cases), for non-teaching staff it is 0.139% (283 cases). The data of the monitoring, conducted by the Ministry of Education with the collaboration of school managers, were shared with the Istituto Superiore di Sanità. “Today’s data confirm that the transmission of the virus at school is limited compared to that which occurs in the community, therefore it is even more important to monitor and respect the rules even outside the school world”, also writes the president of the Istituto Superiore di Health (Iss), Silvio Brusaferro on Twitter. (HANDLE).