From medicines and food rations to home repairs and paying for operations or university expenses, they are part of the Social helps that are promoted from the councils of Santo Domingo and the National District, and although the demand has been reduced over time and the incorporation of plans for these purposes from the central government, it remains as a “helping hand” extended to those who need it.

From the varied list of services and aid offered by municipalities Santo Domingo North (ASDN), East (ASDE), West (OESTE) and the National District (ADN) are those in the field of health that raise the largest number of requests, according to communications departments and directors of Social development of the mayors.

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Health
“It is medical care (answering which is the most demanded), people look for their medicines, but everything is important,” said Dr. Luisa Ovando, director of Social Services of ADN, who pointed out that from that direction they carry out dental, vaccination and covid-19 tests, medical consultations and operations for pregnant women.

Ovando also indicated that in these outings, which take place at least three Saturdays a month in the most vulnerable sectors of the National District, they distribute vitamins, baskets and facilitate the registration of low-income families in the subsidized regime of the National Health Insurance (SeNaSa). Channeling, through the city council, people who still lack the benefit is also carried out in Santo Domingo Este.

The director of the Department of Social Development of ASDE, Olga Haché, explained, for example, that the efforts they have made to incorporate their municipalities into SeNaSa have allowed them to allocate funds that were previously used to pay for recipes in other aid, especially food. .

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“Now with SeNasa, paying for medicines has dropped a lot because many times it covers your medicine and the hospital part,” Haché said.

To access these aids in any of the municipal administrations, a communication must be submitted requesting the aida quote from the institution that will provide the service and medical documents that certify the health condition.

Contribution of SeNasa
The director of the Department of Social Development of ASDE, Olga Haché, explained, for example, that the efforts they have made to incorporate their municipalities into SeNaSa have allowed them to allocate funds that were previously used to pay for recipes in other aid, especially food. .

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