More health personnel and traditional medicine: AMLO’s solution to the health crisis

This is AMLO's new strategy for improving the level of the health sector (Photo: Cuartoscuro)
This is AMLO’s new strategy for improving the level of the health sector (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) proposed his solution to the crisis in the health care system Mexicosince he warned that, stemming from mismanagement on the ground during previous governments, there is lack of general practitioners and specialists in the country, which negatively affects the health of Mexicans.

Consequently, this Tuesday, November 1, at a morning conference held in the National Palace, the head of the federal executive said that, as part of Wellness health planwill integrate traditional medicine and knowledge about midwives for the benefit of the population, especially those living in rural areas.

“Of course, traditional doctors, 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 into account. This is the difference between the politics of the corrupt conservatives and our politics, the welfare of the people is our primary concern.”

In addition, the recruitment and promotion of general practitioners and specialists will be expanded, since before the Federal Government tender 14 thousand seats, only 3 thousand 500 attendedshowing that it is necessary to promote the career of doctors in the republic, with the promotion of schools of this discipline throughout Mexico.

“They have been announced, 14 thousand places have been announced. Do you know how many doctors and specialists attended and engaged? 3,500, because in the entire neoliberal period, doctors were not trained, specialists were not trained, and we have a shortage of doctors”

In such a way that he considered it appropriate to integrate the knowledge of medicine traditional and midwives to the health system in Mexico, this guarantees the right to health of the population with a social vision, since rural areas and hard-to-reach areas predominate.

The health system needs to be strengthened with specialist doctors (Photo: Cuartoscuro)
The health system needs to be strengthened with specialist doctors (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

Personally, Zoé Robledo, General Manager of The Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), reported during the morning of this Tuesday that the federal administration provides economic support for the transfer of volunteers who practice traditional medicine in communities and the increase of this fund is already being analyzed.

It was in this context that AMLO pointed out that the government of the so-called The fourth transformation (4T) It is “raising the entire healthcare system”, who will be the first to leave: “That is my commitment in the middle of next year. By the end of this year, we will already have 12 consolidated states”.

In contrast, it should be noted that National Institute of Statistics and Geography (inegi), reported in the annual study “the main causes of mortality according to the usual place of residence, age groups and sex of the deceased” which heart disease and diabetes kill more than crimewhich is a serious problem, because Mexico is also going through a security crisis that has not been resolved.

According to information published in 2019, the last recorded year before the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, heart diseases were recorded 156 thousand 41 deaths; diabetes mellitus 104 thousand 352; while the aggression category is positioned at 36 thousand 661. This means that heart problems killed 425% more than crime, and diabetes itself 284% more.

As if that is not enough, in 2020, the first year of s COVID-19 in Mexico and the last registrations in Inega, the numbers became more alarming, since in the category of heart diseases there were 218 thousand 703 deaths; diabetes mellitus, which moved to third place due to the new coronavirus, 151 thousand 19; while aggressions, which fell to eighth place, 36 thousand 773 deaths were registered.

Finally, in the first year SARS-CoV-2, 200 thousand 270 deaths were registered related to this disease. This means that heart disease killed 594.73% more than violence; Likewise, COVID-19 and diabetes record higher percentages 544% and 410%, that is. Therefore, there is a need to improve the health system.

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