Venezuelans residing in Tunja, Duitama and Sogamoso in Boyacá, Colombia who do not have a Temporary Protection Permit (PPT) or Safe Conduct can access basic services such as general medicine, nursing, nutrition, psychology, sexual and reproductive health care (cytology and planning methods) and prenatal care.
According to the reference for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Claudia Liliana Ochoa Contreras, in Boyacá as of October 17, 2022, a total of 9 births have been registered, of which 137 occurred in the migrant population, which corresponds to 761 % of total births in this department.
Of these figures, unfortunately, there were two maternal deaths in the Venezuelan migrant population, with irregular migratory status, refers to a report by a local newspaper.
“At the Ministry of Health we set out to reduce preventable maternal deaths, as well as the creation of environments that enable the development of these population groups in favor of transforming their environment, their health, and their well-being,” Ochoa said.
In the same way, he explained that in the three municipalities where basic health services are provided, they guide Venezuelans, Colombian returnees and host communities on the benefits of regularization and affiliation to the General System of Social Security in Health to access comprehensive services and specialized, such as medicines, consultations, examinations and surgical interventions.
In Tunja the basic health services They are provided at IPS Pediatric Health Care SAS; in Duitama at ESE Salud Tundama and in Sogamoso at ESE Salud Sogamoso.
Those who require more information can contact the territorial team line of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) by WhatsApp: 3118303740, Monday through Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.