Mexico City.- Claudia Sheinbaum, Head of Government, announced that Mexico City’s health system will become IMSS-BIENESTAR, this so that people are better cared for, have more equipment and provide better working conditions for staff health.
“We have taken the very important decision that the Mexico City health system is part of the federalization process that the President of the Republic is carrying out today and it is one of the main programs to guarantee the right to health of our country,” Sheinbaum said. .
On the other hand, the President of the Capital indicated that the General Hospital of Cuajimalpa will be the first hospital to be integrated into the “IMSS-BIENESTAR” program and will operate with approximately 700 people who provide general and specialized medical care, in order to respond to a request that the inhabitants of the demarcation have been asking for for many years.
Likewise, Sheinbaum explained that Mexico City has a population of 9.2 million, half of whom are served by the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) and the Institute of Workers’ Security and Social Services. of the State (ISSSTE(; while in the hospitals and health centers of the government of the capital, about 6 million people who do not have social security are treated: 4 and a half million from Mexico City and about 2 million from the State of Mexico.
In his speech, the Director General of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), Zoé Robledo, indicated that the General Hospital of Cuajimalpa will be operated by the IMSS-BIENESTAR program in one of the parts of the city that best preserves the sense of community, unity and good neighbourliness.
He pointed out that this hospital represents a space that frames and describes the actions of the federal government in terms of joint and team work in health, because despite the pandemic and that in Mexico City there was the greatest number of infections and hospitalizations, work has not been suspended.
Meanwhile, Oliva López Arellano, Secretary of Health of CDMX, explained that the General Hospital of Cuajimalpa will have state-of-the-art technology and four basic specialties such as:
- Internal Medicine
- General surgery
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
These specialties will be strengthened in their areas of emergency care and geriatrics; It will have x-rays, a tomograph, an influroscope and a helipad.
The Secretary of Works and Services, Jesús Antonio Esteva Medina, said that 450 million pesos were invested in Cuajimalpa Hospital; It is planted in an area of 10 thousand 700 square meters and its construction is 12 thousand 800 square meters; It has a basement, a ground floor, a first level and the roof terrace.
Cuajimalpa Hospital is 95% complete and will be operational in about two months; It will directly benefit 150,000 people who will be guaranteed the right to health care free of charge.
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