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Government will strengthen traditional medicine

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President Andrés Manuel López Obrador indicated that the Government of Mexico continues efforts to reverse the deficit of general practitioners and specialists in the country, a situation caused by the abandonment of the health and education sector in previous six-year terms.

In addition, as part of the Health Plan for Well-being, traditional medicine and the knowledge of midwives are integrated for the benefit of the population, particularly those living in rural areas.

“Of course, the traditional doctors, the midwives, everyone who participates will be treated. Everything that is human is not alien to us, everything that has to do with justice, is taken care of. That is the difference between the politics of the corrupt conservatives and our politics, for us, the fundamental thing is the welfare of the people”, he argued.

The general director of the Mexican Institute of Social Security, Zoé Robledo Aburto, informed in a morning conference that the federal government grants financial support for the transportation of volunteers who practice traditional medicine in the communities and an increase in this resource is already being analyzed.

The Chief Executive explained that these actions are part of the strategy to guarantee the people’s right to health and consolidate the system in 2023 as one of the best in the world.

“We are raising the entire health system and we are going to leave it first, that is my commitment in the middle of next year. By the end of this year, we are going to have 12 states already consolidated,” she emphasized.

In the Pulse of Health, the head of the IMSS announced that the investment in these states amounts to 11 thousand 958 million pesos for the benefit of 19 million 965 thousand people without social security in Baja California Sur, Campeche, Colima, Guerrero, Michoacán, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tlaxcala and Veracruz.

The official reported weekly advances in entities incorporated into the federalized health system:

  • Nayarit reaches a coverage of general practitioners and specialists of 97 percent; in nursing personnel, it is 98 percent.
  • Colima meets 82 percent general practitioner and specialist coverage; the nursing staff reports 88 percent.
  • Tlaxcala registers coverage of general practitioners and specialists of 91 percent; the nursing staff reports 92 percent.
  • In Baja California Sur coverage for specialist doctors is 59 percent and 60 percent for general practitioners and nurses.
  • sound it has coverage of 67 percent in specialist doctors and 50 percent in general doctors.
  • Sinaloa reports a coverage of 46 percent in specialist doctors and 43 percent in general doctors.
  • In Campeche coverage for specialist doctors is 22 percent and 53 percent for general practitioners and nurses.

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