Published: 10/01/2013 - Updated: 07/10/2018
A “good news” for celiacs de Castilla-La Mancha and undoubtedly a role model for other regions. A recent information says that this year, the government of President Barreda plans to spend 625,000 euros to beneficiaries celiac.
Celiacs in Castilla-La Mancha
So the celiac patients living in the region have until next May 31th to apply for annual support of G>300 euros granted by the Government. The idea is to cover part of the economic burden eating a gluten-free.
The provincial delegate of Health and Welfare, Angel Tomás Godoy, held a meeting with representatives of the Delegation Basin Celiac Association of Castilla-La Mancha (ACCM) to inform them personally of this call for aid, and to establish new collaborative ways to publicize celiac disease.
Godoy said “in pursuance of the commitment made by President Barreda with celiac associations, Castile-La Mancha is the first autonomous community to offer direct aid of 300 euros each person celiac in the region“, thus contributing to offset the financial burden for themselves and their families special food purchases because of intolerance to gluten. A measure that in our country only has been emulated by Navarre.
These people have a permanent intolerance to gluten in wheat, barley and rye, and symptoms can appear not only in children, but at any time of life. His gut by eating these cereals, is injured and loses its function, leading to various side effects and with varying degrees of severity.
Inform, advise and share all those aspects related to this pathology is the main objective of the delegation in Cuenca Celiac Association of Castilla-La Mancha (ACCM), chaired by Cardo Concha Briones, and which almost a hundred members. To this end, meeting once a month at the Consumer Training Center Basin funded by the Government of Castilla-La Mancha with an annual contribution of 35,000 euros.
Moreover, the Ministry of Health and Welfare has taken other steps to improve the quality of celiac patients, as the organization of training seminars on the disease in hotel schools and the inclusion of specific content on celiac disease training courses for food handlers.
Furthermore, the Government of Castilla-La Mancha distributed last year in schools supply a guide for school meals, which includes a separate chapter menu for the students with gluten intolerance. Equally informative published a story intended for children’s collective and a practical guide with recommendations to address this condition for families. Finally, perform a program of sampling and analytical foods in food industries of Castilla-La Mancha likely to be consumed by celiac patients for the presence of gluten and assess their impact.
Applications may be filed in the records of the Ministry of Health and Welfare and in its five provincial offices, by fax (925 38 92 27), from the telephone 012 and 902 26 70 90 if the call is made from outside the region, or by sending via telematic institutional form included in the network of the Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha.