Health is one area without which no nation can do. It has a direct impact on the lives of crores of people and that is why it is not an expense but an investment. But when talking about Mexican hospitals, there are some that stand out from the rest because of the number of surgical teams they have. Do you know which they are?
In the first instance, it is the economic data that each country invests in the health sector. It seems obvious but in reality there are big differences between each.
The investment that each country dedicates to health
To put this in context, according to data from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United States is the country with the highest allocation to the sector. It is estimated that it invests 14.3 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) in health. While Germany and Norway are slightly down with 9.5 and 8.7 per cent respectively.
On the other hand, the situation is quite different in Mexico as the figure for this item is only 2.8 percent. Latin American countries such as Colombia, Chile and Brazil are also above this.
This creates a more serious problem. According to the Ministry of Health (SSA), there is a shortage of at least 200,000 doctors, of whom 70,000 are specialists. As a result, the workload for current staff is high as they often have to see dozens of patients during their workday.
Mexican hospital with more basic surgical equipment
Now, despite the shortcomings, there are some hospitals that stand out for the amount of basic surgical equipment they have. HospiRank is 2022 to know his name. It is a function created by Global Health Intelligence (GHI), the leading health market research company in Latin America. Their work is based on data from Hospiscope, the world’s largest database.
In its most recent edition, it analyzed more than a thousand health centers in Latin America. Finally, the results were published and broken down by country. With this in mind, the General Hospital of Mexico “Dr. Eduardo Lisaga” has one of the most basic surgical teams in the country.
As part of the work, surgical tables, electrocautery (basic/advanced) and anesthesia machines were taken into account. While in second place is the “Fray Antonio Alcalde” Civil Hospital of Guadalajara.
Something that draws attention is the dominance of Mexico City as it comprises seven of the top 10 positions. while the other three posts are for Jalisco and Nuevo León.
For now we share a complete list of Mexican hospitals with more basic surgical equipment.
- General Hospital of Mexico “Dr. Eduardo Lisaga” – Mexico City
- “Fray Antonio Alcalde” Civil Hospital of Guadalajara – Jalisco
- Magdalena Salinas Traumatology Hospital “Dr. Victorio de la Fuente Narvaez” – Mexico City
- South Medical – Mexico City
- Civil Hospital “Juan i Menchaca” of Guadalajara – Jalisco
- Spanish Hospital – Mexico City
- National Rehabilitation Institute – Mexico City
- Hospital Juarez de Mexico – Mexico City
- University Hospital “Dr. Jose Eluterio Gonzalez” – New Lion
- UMAE Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital No. 4 “Luis Castellazo Ayala” – Mexico City