- The Director General of Social Security, Zoé Robledo, indicated that in November the new health model will start working in Campeche, Guerrero and Veracruz; December in Michoacán, Morelos and Oaxaca.
- He reported on the progress of the health plan and coverage of medical specialists in Nayarit, Tlaxcala, Colima, Baja California Sur, Sonora, Sinaloa and Campeche.
- To improve the supply of medicines, work is being done on five strategic axes, among which are the calculation of average monthly consumption, the increase of storage capacity and the strengthening of the vehicle fleet.
The Director General of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), Zoé Robledo, reported that the federal government, through the IMSS-Wellness Health Plan, spent 11 thousand 958 million pesos during this year to restore infrastructure, equipment and instruments in the First and Second Level of Care , for the benefit of about 20 million Mexicans without social protection living in 12 states.
During a press conference led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador at the National Palace, the IMSS General Director explained that the IMSS-Wellness Health Plan started with Nayarit on April 1 and that 619,422 pesos have been invested; Tlaxcala followed on April 18 and 887,927 pesos were dispersed; and the third country was Colima on May 28, with an exercise of 302 thousand 778 pesos.
Zoé Robledo indicated that Sonora and Baja California Sur started on September 15 and invested 1 million 12 thousand 897 pesos and 268 thousand 612 pesos respectively. In addition, he said that on October 15, it started in Sinaloa, where 1 million 204 thousand 501 pesos were dispersed.
He added that the start of the program in Campeche, Guerrero and Veracruz is scheduled for November with investments of 530 thousand 638 pesos, 2 million 636 thousand 715 pesos and 5 million 57 thousand 439 pesos; in December they will start in Michoacán, Morelos and Oaxaca, with investments of 3 million 156 thousand 722 pesos, 1 million 170 thousand 627 pesos and 3 million 117 thousand 342 pesos, respectively.
The head of social insurance explained that within the framework of the Health Plan, 237 hospitals are planned for the second level of care, while the Institute has 250 and IMSS-Wellness 80 medical units in the regular regime. “We may end the year with the largest model of inpatient medical care in the entire sector, but as integrated as we have been.”
He emphasized that with the implementation of IMSS-Well-being there was a transition from unsafe, manual and imprecise supply to one with effective control and automated storage through various actions to achieve standardized processes in IMSS-Well-being.
He indicated that there are five strategic axes: calculating the average monthly consumption of drugs in an efficient way, increasing warehouse capacity, strengthening the fleet, cooperation with the Biological and Reactive Laboratories of Mexico, SA de CV (Birmex) to ensure the last mile of distribution and the implementation of the Management System stock (SAI).
Zoé Robledo emphasized that this strategy allowed the supply of medicines in Nayarit to increase from 78 to 99.7 percent; in Tlaxcala from 81 to 93 percent; Colima from 87 to 97 percent; Baja California Sur from 73 to 99 percent; and Sonora from 60 to 94 percent.
While presenting the general progress of the IMSS-Wellness health plan, he reported that there are 1,790 specialist and general medicine doctors in Nayarit, equivalent to 97 percent coverage; 924 million pesos were invested, with 92 percent of expenditures.
He said that there are 1,154 specialists and general practitioners in Tlaxcala, which corresponds to a coverage of 91 percent; the investment is 458 million pesos and 79 percent of the expenditure has been spent; in Colima, 641 specialist doctors and general medicine doctors, 82 percent coverage; the total investment is 398 million pesos, with an advance of 62 percent.
He emphasized that in Baja California Sur there is 59 percent coverage by medical specialists; the total investment is 309 million pesos. In Sonora, there is 67 percent coverage by specialist doctors and 822 million pesos in investments.
He pointed out that in Sinaloa, coverage by medical staff is 46 percent, and an investment of 602 million pesos is expected.