PLAN OF SANITARIAN CONSTRUCTIONS
PUBLIC HEALTH SECRETARIAT
LEY No. 13.019
Decree No. 29.493
Buenos Aires, September 25, 1947
The Senate and Chamber of Deputies of the Argentine Nation gathered in Congress
etc., sanction with force of LEY:
Article 1 - Approve the following general plan of sanitary constructions, the location of which will be established by the corresponding agency.
I - Attendance system
Finality Beds Cost m$n.
1. General hospitals and health centres
Rural; urban assistance centres
non-tuberculosis lungs, institutes
surgery, etc.); units
urban health centres,
workers' hospitals, centers of
trauma and work accidents,
et cetera 25,000 125,000.000
2. Maternity and childhood:
Obstetrics, 40% 6,000------
Childhood, 20% 3,000...
Lactation, 20% 3,000...
Gynecology, 20% 3,000 75.000.00
3. Mental relief, neuropsychiatry,
endocrinology, drug and chronic:
Aguments: 6,200 30,000.000
Chronicles 24.200 120,000.000
(To be distributed throughout the country, by
provinces and territories);
4. Tuberculosis 10,000 60,000
5. Leprosy 3,000 15,000.000
Total 83,400 425,000.000
To deduct existing credits-------- 48,000.000
II. Research and treatment institutes
Finality Beds Cost m$n.
1.- Institute of Public Hygiene - - 10,000.000
2.- Institute of Industrial Hygiene and
Labour Medicine -- 5,000.000
3.- Blood banks (central organization)
hemotherapy and industrial plant
(a) -- 4,000.000
4.- Institute of Pharmacology and Controller
Pharmaceutical -- 4,000.000
5.- State medicalpharmaceutical industrial plants:
(a) Instrumental and material plant
hospitals -- 6,000.000
(b) Manufacturing plant
medicines -- 5,000.000
(c) Penicillin and sulfamide plant -- 6,000,000
6.- Central Drogueria -- 2,000,000
7.- Central and four sub-deposit
regional -- 10,000.000
8.- Institute of Social Hygiene (consisting
character of venéreocomio, fight against
prostitution and syphilis in all their
periods) and their units, with beds
distribution in the provinces and
territories 800 18.000.000
9.- Social Medical Institute
Invalid rehabilitation 500 8,000.000
10.- National Institute of Kinesiology -- 4,000.000
11.- Institute of Tropical Diseases
and Paludism (uprising the struggle
anti-malarial and regional endemics)
12.- Pro-longevity Institute (Organization)
Preventive medicine centre) - 8,000.000
13.- Institute of Medical Recognition - 6,000.000
14.- Institute of Hygiene and School Medicine -- 6,000.000
15.- Institute of Sports Physiopathology 100 4,000.000
16.- Popular food (organization)
under the direction of the Institute
National Nutrition for the Fight
against under-feeding and
(a) -- 80,000
17.- Public Health Building -- 12,000.000
18.- Hospitals and health stations
observation and isolation
borders and ports (distributed in
all country) 400 6,000.000
19.- Technical School of Public Health
(Samaritan training, nurses,
visiting, social and
other health assistants,
improvement of graduates, etc.) -- 5,000.000
20. Instituto Higiotécnico y de
microclimatics) -- 4,000.000
21.- Thermal Climate Hospitals
and other conditions
22.- Institute of Allergy Diseases 70 1,000,000
23.- Instituto de Tracoma y Oftalmías
Infectious in Santiago del Estero 50 2.000.000
24. Research Institute and
Treatment of Bocio in San Juan 150 3,000.000
25.- Anticancer centers inside
of the Republic -- 10,000.000
26.- Construction, installation and
Enabling the twenty-three (23)
buildings for delegations headquarters
and sectional inspections
provinces and territories -- 9,000 000
TOTAL 86.870 192,000.000
Article 2 - Distinct the amount of fifty million pesos national currency ($ 50,000.000) for the organization of the semi-socialization of medicine.
Art. 3 - Distinct the amount of thirteen million pesos national currency (weights 130,000) for the acquisition of airplanes and sanitary ships.
Article 4 - The expenses that demand compliance with this law, for a period of five years, shall be met with the common funds of the five-year government plan or with its extraordinary resources, up to the sum of one billion pesos national currency ($ 10,000.000).
Art. 5th - The amount referred to in the previous article shall be applied: part in the implementation of the plan ($ 632,000,000 m/n.) and the rest ($ 368,000,000 m/n.), in the establishment, operation, maintenance and repair of hospitals and institutes; in supplementary or unforeseen works and for the gradual extension of services and expansion of items, if necessary.
The excess of the ceilings calculated for investment will enter the National Public Health and Social Assistance Fund.
Article 6 - Faccinate the Executive Power to readjust the amounts budgeted in Article 1 as the costs of construction and the provision of services, according to the fluctuation of the prices of materials and labor.
Art. 7 - The five-year period referred to in Article 4 is due, the costs that demand the operation, maintenance and repair of the hospitals and institutes mentioned in Article 1 shall be covered by the National Public Health and Social Assistance Fund.
Art. 8o - The National Council for Sanitary Constructions, a delegate from the Ministry of Public Works of the Nation, a delegate from the Ministry of Labour and Security Secretariat, a delegate from the Ministry of Industry and Trade Secretariat, a delegate from Sanitary Works of the Nation, the Director General of Administration of the Ministry of Public Health of the last Nation, a public health secretary and a medical adviser -this.
This Council shall be chaired by the Secretary of Public Health or by the delegate designated for this purpose and shall have as an executive body the General Directorate of Construction and Sanitary Engineering of the Ministry of Public Health.
The Ministry of Finance will highlight a delegation of the National Accounts for the purposes of the appropriate control.
The General Director of Construction and Sanitary Engineering of the Ministry of Public Health will be the secretary of the National Council for Sanitary Constructions.
The Council may acquire, bid, hire the execution, execute and command to execute all the buildings, habilitations, materials, sanitary and urban works linked to the specific branch of the Ministry of Public Health of the Nation.
Art. 9o - The Executive will regulate the functioning of the Sanitary Construction Council.
Art. 10. - Contact the executive branch.
Given in the Sala de Sesiones of the Argentine Congress, in Buenos Aires, on September 18th, nine hundred and forty-seven.
Alberto Tesaire Ricardo C. Guard
Alberto H. Real L. Zaballa Carbó
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