The Capital | Health Welfare Hires Staff And Maintains Hospitals

Head of the IMSS maintained that the Health Plan for Well-being has maternal health as a priority



CD. OF MEXICO.- Actions to guarantee the right to health for those who do not have social security are advancing in Nayarit and Tlaxcala, states that belong to the new system of federalization of health services, reported the general director of the Mexican Institute of Social Security, Zoe Robledo Aburto.

In a morning press conference with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the head of the IMSS reported the results of the work carried out to date to optimize the infrastructure, hire personnel and provide medicines to the entire population in Nayarit:

  • The Health Plan for Wellbeing implemented the IMSS Wellbeing model in 13 of 15 second level hospitals; development is 87 percent and two are under construction.
  • In the first level units, progress is 87 percent, with application of the program in 302 of 346.
  • The state has a regularization goal of 830 health workers and so far 602 have been hired, that is, 73 percent already have a base.
  • Pharmacies and drug stores in hospitals are in a process of organization and expansion.
  • 90.6 percent of prescriptions have been fully filled.

In the weekly report El Pulso de la Salud, the director of the Mexican Institute of Social Security announced that 238 health workers in Tlaxcala began their hiring process to obtain a base in the IMSS Welfare program.

These are 72 doctors with seniority from 4 to 13 years; 131 nurses and 35 paramedics who have provided their services for 3 to 11 years. Health workers had temporary contracts and as of the changes promoted by the Government of the Fourth Transformation they will have certainty in their labor rights.

In the context of Mother’s Day, the head of the IMSS maintained that the Health Plan for Well-Being has maternal health as a priority.

For example, the Women’s Hospital in Tepic, Nayarit, the construction and commissioning of ten outpatient clinics, 16 neonatal intensive care beds, two expulsion rooms, four intensive care beds for adults and three operating rooms meant an investment of 298 million 538 thousand 254 pesos.

COVID-19 epidemic remains stable and declining

The Undersecretary for Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez, reported that the COVID-19 epidemic remains stable in the country. He records minimal activity with an average of 370 daily cases in the week of May 1-7.

Hospitalization is two percent in general beds and one percent occupancy in ventilated beds. The response capacity remains in case it is necessary to receive care for seriously ill people with COVID-19.

Meanwhile, mortality reports an average of one death per day in the last week.

“We hope that in most of the states this situation will continue, which has already occurred in that in the last two or three weeks not a single death from COVID has occurred,” the undersecretary highlighted.

He announced that vaccination against COVID-19 has a cumulative progress of 86 million 277 thousand 239 people, who have at least one dose of primary scheme and reinforcement.

Coverage for people over 18 years of age is 91 percent and 39 percent for people over 12 years of age.

Booster doses advance by 66 percent after the start of Operation APRIL, which intensified the application of vaccines.

“As people complete four months since the last dose applied, they can be vaccinated. We remind everyone that the COVID vaccination is still open; (…) Vaccines will already be available in health units, ”she pointed out.

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