The Province of Santa Fe considers health as a right inherent to everyone, which is built based on solidarity and collectively. A comprehensive and participatory reform of the health care system is under way where the material and human resources contribute to the consolidation of an efficient system.
The Integrated Health Care System strengthens the public sector and relates to all available assets in the territory. It aims at advancing the integration by establishing coordination mechanisms with the various sub-sectors of health care and guaranteeing public participation.
The Single Health Care System is based on the principles of universality, free of charge, equity, participation and comprehensiveness. It aims at ensuring the promotion, treatment and rehabilitation of health in the province, solving each case at the appropriate level of complexity.
This reform of the health care system is accompanied by a policy of building infrastructure, organized on three types of devices implemented throughout the province: health care centers, highcomplexity outpatient centers and multipurpose hospitals.
Pharmaceutical Industrial Laboratory (LIF)
The provincial health care system includes the Laboratorio Industrial Farmacéutico (LIF) that produces and provides pharmaceutical products and health care services for the population with the goal of improving their quality of life, with guaranty of quality and efficiency, contributing to greater accessibility.
The LIF, being the public production of medicines its main function, is a state-run company of the Province of Santa Fe, which holds all of its shares. Its operational and technological capacity places it at a highly competitive position internationally.
This laboratory produces 64% of the drug units used in the Public Health Care System and 94% of the drug units used in primary health care, supplying to approximately 1.5 million residents.
The LIF is part of a Network of Public Production of Drugs, together with the Laboratorio de Especialidades Medicinales of the Municipality of Rosario, the National University of Rosario (UNR) and the National University of the Littoral (UNL). . These universities are responsible for the research and development of new drug formulations, the study of existing formulas and specific quality controls and tests on the production of the LIF.