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Six states will join IMSS-Wellness; by 2023 “we will have one of the best health systems in the world”: AMLO

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After announcing that during the last months of this year six more states will join the model of IMSS-WellbeingPresident Andrés Manuel López Obrador assured that Mexico will have one of the best health systems in the world by the end of 2023.

At a press conference, the president maintained that prior to the end of his administration, The country will already provide medicines and carry out medical studies for freebecause he also asserted that there will be the necessary budget for this task.

“I say it again, because I am also a man of challenges and of my word: From the end of next year we are going to have one of the best public health systems in the world, because all of this, medical attention, all the medicines and not only the so-called basic picture, the studies are going to be free and, I reiterate, our budget is enough, we have no problem because there is no corruption and that is why we can guarantee the people’s right to health,” he said at a press conference.

Furthermore, he reiterated that the health scheme will open participation so that midwives and traditional doctors can also join; however, when questioned about the salary they will receive for their services, he said:

“They do not stop giving the tequio to contribute to their community. It’s not all pay, how much are you going to give me? No, that is the cultural greatness of Mexico, so we must be careful not to continue promoting, sometimes without realizing it, individualism, materialism. Man does not live by bread alone”, he mentioned.

Previously, the general director of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), Zoé Robledo, explained that the more than a thousand traditional midwives who work “on a voluntary basis” already receive support of 1,500 pesos for their transfers and affirmed that an increase is being sought.

About the model IMSS-WellbeingRobledo Aburto pointed out that by December it is expected that the states of Campeche, Veracruz, Guerrero, Morelos, Michoacan and Oaxaca adhere to the model, with which the country will add 12 entities under this scheme to provide care to 19 million 965 thousand 620 people.

Regarding the supply of medicines, he stressed that the insufficiency was caused by the calculation made by the states, who came to request codes that are no longer consumed or manufactured.

Regarding the state of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Undersecretary for Health Promotion and Prevention, Hugo López-Gatell, pointed out that the country has dropped four months in the indicators.

warned that With the arrival of the winter season, respiratory conditions will be seen and he assured that if there were to be a rebound in the cases of Covid-19will be served.

However, when mentioning the status of infections, deaths and hospitalization, it was the latter that registered an increase, because the occupation in general beds went from two to three percent in the last week.

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