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The Mexican Social Security Institute Its efforts to restore its three levels of care nationally have combined routine medical consultations and procedures that have been postponed due to the pandemic COVID-19, such as preventive health care, disease detection and surgical services.
Between May 31 and June 6, the focus was on providing services according to the specialties with the greatest postponement of outpatient consultation and surgery at the second and third levels of care, as well as integrated preventive measures and family medicine consultations at the first level. All these actions were carried out in an unusual way for the normal operation of medical units.
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These medical activities were carried out within the framework of National plan to restore health services It was postponed due to the health emergency and there was participation from 19 Decentralized Administrative Operations Authority (OOAD) and 16 Highly specialized medical units (UMAE).
30,614 family medicine consultations, 7,309 specialist consultations, 6,281 arterial hypertension detected, 5,447 diabetes screenings5,355 mammograms, 2,989 clinical breast examinations, 1,600 cervical cancer screenings, 958 surgeries, in addition to liver transplants, eight kidneys and two corneas.
The highest demand for outpatient care was in Specialties Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Traumatology, Orthopedics, Infectious Diseases, Oncology, Psychiatry and Pediatrics.
Surgical care is also provided in the specialties of general surgery, pediatric surgery, hip and spine, and plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Among the procedures relevant to the strategy were vasectomy and tubal hyperplasia sessions held at the second level of care medical units in Oaxaca and Sinaloa, in the recent IMSS representation, 162 bilateral tubal obstruction (OTB) and 15 vasectomy were performed.
In the IMSS Aguascalientes promoted specialist consultations, general surgery, urology, traumatology and orthopedics, as well as surgical procedures for oncology, neurosurgery, fractures and orthopedics. In Nuevo Leon, the General Hospital of District 33 has performed four corneal transplants.
For the representation in Jalisco, a Family Medicine and Screening for Chronic Degenerative Diseases Day was held, as well as caring for patients deferred for trauma surgery and orthopedics with knee arthroplasty.
In the state of Western Mexico, 26 specialties of outpatient consultations have been activated in order to restore health services, as well as surgical activities in general, gynecological, traumatological and orthopedic surgery.
inside Social Security in Mexico CityThe second liver transplant was performed at UMAE de Especialidades Centro Médico Nacional (CMN) La Raza, while four kidney transplants were performed at the Hospital Especialidades CMN Siglo XXI, urology, general surgery, ophthalmology and neurosurgery in the head and neck. CMN La Raza General Hospital has transplanted five cornea patients to add 36 so far this year, in addition to another bone marrow transplant.
For its part, Torion Specialty Hospital has performed two corneal transplants and two kidney transplants. Also surgery days for traumatology and orthopedics, recovery in radiology and image service with a day of outpatient MRI and neurology.
In the UMAE Two pediatric urological surgeries were performed at Hospital Ginico Children 48 del Baggio, as well as two cardiac catheters.
For its part, two kidneys were obtained at the Regional General Hospital 1 de Querétaro from a cadaver donation, which were successfully transplanted into a block for a patient at the UMAE de Pediatría del CMN de Occidente, the recipient is reported to be in good general condition.
The Rheumatology Hospital of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, has performed hip, pediatric orthopedics, knee and spine surgeries, as well as plastic surgery procedures. UMAE Hospital Especialidades 25, with three bone marrow transplant patients, to a backlog of 38 during the year.
The UMAE at Puebla IMSS marked the extraordinary local day for patients with L5-LS1 spondylolisthesis with surgical plan for L5-S1 lumbar segment release and transosteal stabilization, highly complex surgery.
For its part, the UMAE of Traumatology at Magdalena de las Salinas Knee and hip arthroplasty, shoulder and knee arthroscopy were performed, as well as 606 consultations, 99 surgeries, 10 CT studies and 13 nuclear magnetic resonance studies.