La Jornada – Productivity in medical care grows in 23 entities linked to IMSS-Wellbeing: Robledo

The head of the Mexican Social Security Institute said that productivity in medical care rose in the 23 entities that joined the IMSS-Bienstar system, with 8,310 new doctors hired and 14,652 million pesos invested to purchase medical equipment. IMSS), Zoe Robledo.

He said that since the operation of this system (which serves 50 million people who do not have social security), family and specialty consultations have increased, as have surgeries and births.

In the morning of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, when giving a preview of the progress of this program in the 23 entities it applies (in those governed by Morena), the official also explained that 8 thousand 260 million pesos have been invested in environmental conservation. And the dignity of medical units (waterproofing, lighting, changing floors, rehabilitating operating rooms, and equipping more offices).

Robledo explained that thanks to this, the productivity of the system has increased since its launch until now and presented a comparison between the first quarter of 2022 (January-March) when the program started, with the last quarter of 2023 (August-October).

He pointed out that during that period the number of specialized consultations increased from 278,000 to 407,000, i.e. an increase of 46 percent in the 23 states where the IMSS-Wellness system is applied. While family medicine consultations increased from 210,000 to 280,000, an increase of 33 percent.

He pointed out that in the case of surgical operations, the number increased from 53,000 to 60,000, an increase of 12 percent. The number of births increased from 21,402 to 25,682 compared between the two periods in the group of 23 states in which the new system operates.

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At the same time, progress has been made in the “rescue” of the Institute for Security and Social Services for State Employees (ISSSTE), issued by the López Obrador administration.

The head of the Secretariat of Security and Citizen Protection, Rosa Aisela Rodriguez, who is coordinating the team working to modernize the Social Security Unit, showed a video detailing the progress in the construction of six new units, the construction of which began in 2022 and is expected to be delivered in 2024, complete and fully equipped.

The Regional Hospital of Torreon, Coahuila, achieved 62.3 percent business progress; Tlajomulco District, Jalisco, 52 percent; Tampico, Tamaulipas, 48.5 percent; Another medical unit being built in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, is 54.1 percent complete; Construction of the hospital clinic in Palenque, Chiapas is 49.7 percent complete; and the Regional Hospital of Acapulco, Guerrero, 20.4 percent.

She stated, “These hospitals do not represent debts, as they were built and equipped with their own resources.” Additionally, together they will add 940 beds to the census.

On the other hand, Pedro Zenteno, Director General of the Institute, indicated that there are 11,570 places available at the Institute, of which 7,212 have been allocated so far.

President López Obrador noted that progress has been made in the public health system, because the goal is to have before the end of his term “a first-class system, with enough specialists, general practitioners and nurses, with an adequate supply of medicines, where surgical intervention studies can be carried out.” , which is already being done in 23 states, but all of this service is integrated for free.

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He pointed out that they faced a lot of corruption, so it was not easy, as was selling medicines. “It was difficult for us, because we had to face the emergency caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, and face the epidemic of corruption, because the health sector was completely controlled by thugs who stole money to buy medicines.”

The same thing happened in Issste, he added. “They suffered there from the same disease, and it was privatized in parts and now it is being saved, and ISSSTE is being returned to the public, because everything from the laboratory studies, the ambulances, the anesthesia and everything could have been handed over. It was all about the former directors of the institute and the corrupt politicians. It was It is difficult for us, because there is a lot of resistance, they do not want to stop stealing, but since we are persistent, we are moving forward little by little, and a good job is being done.

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