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Population without social security in Sonora will receive free medical attention and medicines with the IMSS-Wellness Health Plan

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The state of Sonora joined the IMSS-Wellness Health Plan to ensure that medical units and hospitals have general practitioners, specialists, nursing staff, improve infrastructure and equipment, in addition to supplying medicines to provide health services. that Sonorans deserve.

The general director of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), Zoé Robledo, accompanied the President of the Republic, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, together with the Secretary of Health, Jorge Alcocer Varela, and the Governor of Sonora, Alfonso Durazo Montaño, at the supervision of this health model to guarantee free medical care.

During the event held at the General Hospital of Zone No. 3 of Navojoa, the head of the IMSS highlighted that the transformation of health services in Sonora has advanced in 223 First Level Care units and 15 hospitals, with an investment of 732 million pesos, only in the aspects of infrastructure and equipment.

Zoé Robledo indicated that nearly 5,000 people have been trained in the Comprehensive Health Care Model and 17 Cuban medical specialists have arrived in Sonora. In addition, in three months, 12,612 Family Medicine consultations have been granted, 40,618 Specialty consultations, 1,809 deliveries and 4,039 surgeries have been attended.

The head of Social Security explained that in this same period 105,808 pieces of medicine have been delivered, supply went from 61 percent to 94 percent, which is possible because they have worked as a team as a single delivery system. Health.

He recalled that in Sonora just over 25 percent of the population does not have social security, which had to seek care from the state Health Secretariat and when there was no need to go to private services.

Zoé Robledo said that federalization is about decentralizing health services to have uniformity and all people can be treated with the same quality in the IMSS-Wellness model, “focused on prevention, focused on avoiding diseases.”

He stated that the Ordinary Regime will be strengthened by improving the IMSS-Wellness Hospital of Navojoa and with the construction of a new one, for which the Citizen Committee will be installed on November 7 to monitor the construction processes.

The head of Social Security added that in Navojoa a tomograph will be placed in the IMSS-Wellness Hospital to care for people in their place of origin, in order to work quickly to “give security to people at the time of illness.” .

He stated that in January 2023, health personnel will be basicized with IMSS-Wellness, a process that has already begun with the delivery-reception of documents to soon have a base for those eventual people, an action that will be replicated in the Ordinary Regime.

Previously, the federal and state government authorities toured the General Hospital of Zone No. 3 of Navojoa, where they supervised the areas of External Consultation, operating rooms, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Hemodialysis, Emergencies, Hospitalization, Pharmacy and Machine Room, as well as the application of the influenza vaccine and review of the PrevenIMSS module for the detection of chronic diseases.

In the morning, the general director of the IMSS visited the High Specialty Medical Unit (UMAE) of the Northwest National Medical Center (CMN) and the Regional General Hospital No. 1, where actions of the Day of Continuity of Medical Services to through the staff committed to resolving and attending to all the rights of the region.

This event was attended by the general coordinator of Social Communication and spokesman for the Government of the Republic; Jesus Ramirez Cuevas; the general director of the Health Services of the IMSS-Well-being, Gisela Lara Saldaña; the national coordinator of Hospital Infrastructure of the Health Institute for Well-being (Insabi), Carlos Sánchez Meneses, on behalf of the general director Juan Antonio Ferrer Aguilar; the director of the IMSS-Well-being Hospital Navojoa, Armando Villalobos Godoy; the municipal president of Navojoa, Mario Martín Martínez Bojórquez; and local union representatives.

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