After the announcement that six more countries will join the model during the last months of this year IMSS-DobrobitPresident Andrés Manuel López Obrador assured this Mexico will have one of the best healthcare systems in the world by the end of 2023.
The president stated at the press conference that he is nearing the end of his administration The state will already provide free drugs and conduct medical studiesbecause he also stated that a budget would be needed for this task.
“I repeat, because I am also a man of challenges and words: From the end of next year, we will have one of the best public health systems in the world, because all that, medical care, all medicines and not only the so-called the basic picture, the studies will be free and, I repeat, the budget is enough for us, we have no problems because there is no corruption and that is why we can guarantee people the right to health,” he said at the press conference.
Furthermore, he repeated it the health scheme will open up participation so that both midwives and traditional healers can join; however, when asked about the salary he would receive for his services, he said:
“They don’t stop giving tequio to contribute to their community. It’s not all about the salary, how much will you give me? No, that is the cultural greatness of Mexico, so we must be careful not to continue to promote, sometimes unconsciously, individualism, materialism. Man does not live by bread alone,” he noted.
Previously, the Director General of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), Zoé Robledo, explained that more than a thousand traditional midwives who work “on a voluntary basis” already receive a subsidy of 1,500 pesos for their transfers and confirmed that an increase was requested.
About the model IMSS-DobrobitRobledo Aburto pointed out that by December it is expected that the states will 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 for 19 million 965 thousand 620 people.
Regarding the supply of medicines, he pointed out that the shortage was caused by the calculation of countries that came to ask for codes that are no longer being consumed or produced.
Regarding the state of the Covid-19 pandemic, Undersecretary for Health Promotion and Prevention Hugo López-Gatell pointed out that the country has fallen in indicators for four months.
warned that With the arrival of winter, respiratory conditions will be seen, and he assured that if there is a recovery in Covid-19 caseswill be served.
However, when mentioning states of infected, dead and hospitalizations, an increase was recorded in the latter, because the occupancy of general beds increased from two to three percent last week.