Cultura Viva explores the best way to address this situation, with the first research step in a nationwide online medical consultation and appointment service, commonly known as TeleMedicine.
Medical services are provided walk-in on a first-come, first-served basis. Typically, a citizen accesses medical care by arriving at a facility in the morning, registering for an appointment, and then waiting until their name is called. For the average citizen, it is common to wait several hours in this way each time they seek medical attention.
These long wait times in crowded conditions create unnecessary problems and seriously reduce the quality of medical care that Dominicans receive, which could make medical conditions worse.
As an unfortunate example, the Coronavirus pandemic took the country by surprise and, due to the already poorly organized medical system, it was easily overwhelmed by the increase in Covid-19 cases.