The government will strengthen traditional medicine

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has indicated that Mexico’s government is continuing efforts to reverse the country’s shortage of general practitioners and specialists, a situation caused by the abandonment of the health and education sectors in previous six-year terms.

In addition, as part of the Health Plan for Wellbeing, traditional medicine and the knowledge of midwives are integrated 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 corrupt conservatives and our politics, the welfare of the people is fundamental to us,” he asserted.

The director general of the Mexican Social Security Institute, Zoé Robledo Aburto, reported at the morning conference that the federal government provides financial support for the transportation of volunteers who practice traditional medicine in communities and that an increase in this resource is already being analyzed.

The Chief Executive Officer explained that these actions are part of the strategy to guarantee citizens’ right to health and to strengthen the system in 2023 as one of the best in the world.

“We are raising the entire healthcare system and we will be the first to emerge from it, that is my commitment in the middle of next year. By the end of this year, we will already have 12 consolidated states,” he emphasized.

In Puls zdravlja, the head of the IMSS announced that the investment in these states amounts to 11 thousand 958 million pesos for the benefit of 19 million 965 thousand people without social protection in Baja California Sur, Campeche, Colima, Guerrero, Michoacán, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tlaxcala and Veracruz.

The official reported on the weekly progress in the entities included in the federalized health system:

  • Nayarit achieves coverage of general practitioners and specialists of 97 percent; in the medical staff it is 98 percent.
  • Colima fulfills 82 percent of the coverage of general practitioners and specialists; medical staff report 88 percent.
  • Tlaxcala records coverage of general practitioners and specialists of 91 percent; medical staff report 92 percent.
  • IN Southern Baja California the coverage for specialist doctors is 59 percent, and for general medicine doctors and nurses 60 percent.
  • Sonora it has coverage of 67 percent among specialist doctors and 50 percent among general practitioners.
  • Sinaloa states coverage of 46 percent among specialist doctors and 43 percent among general practitioners.
  • IN Campeche the coverage for specialist doctors is 22 percent, and for general medicine doctors and nurses 53 percent.

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