One month after the transition of health services to IMSS-Wellbeing in Baja California Surthe inhabitants of the state capital welcome the change promoted by the president of the republic, Andres Manuel Lopez Obradoralthough they do not trust that all the problems of the service will be solved.
The people of La Paz stand out among the greatest deficiencies of the current service, the lack of medicines, which take a long time to provide medical appointments to beneficiaries and the shortage of doctors and medical personnel trained in all hospital centers.
“The lack of medicine and I think that doctors is also what we need the most, because even where I consult we don’t have doctors and the appointments are far apart, if one day I feel bad and I go to seek a consultation it takes a long time and when I attend and I don’t even remember why I was going”highlighted Rosario González.
Similarly, Luis Moreno commented:
“The truth is that there are no medications and they give you the prescription so that you go and fill it yourself, but given our economic situation, it is a bit difficult to do so. There must be more medication.”he added.
Another of the constant complaints is regarding the conditions in which the facilities are found, and that is that on several occasions this media outlet has received complaints about the state of the state hospitals and that after the meteorological phenomena in September they were left in evidences the structural problems that exist in hospitals.
In all this context, citizens expect palpable latent improvements in health servicesalthough they do not expect them to be immediately.
“We needed to start somewhere because hospital care has never been completely satisfactory for patients. Let’s hope there is a change, although I doubt it because we have spent a lot of time going through these shortcomings “emphasized, Rosario González.
Finally, it should be remembered that on Friday of last week, the director general of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), Zoé Robledo, announced that 231 million pesos have already been invested in the implementation of the new health program and that in the South Californian entity there were 57 medical units, six hospitals and three specialty centers, which were integrated into the federal program .