,Mexico ranks first in the prevalence of diseases such as obesity, cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure and ranks last in the study of timely prevention of diseases.
For health prevention and early detection of diseases, the parliamentary group of the Green Party in the Chamber of Deputies proposed a reform of the federal labor law to grant permits to employees with pay and without prejudice to their benefits and rights. , one business day in the year to conduct clinical studies of prevention and promotion for the protection of health according to age, sex and physical, mental and social determinants.
We have a historical lag in terms of coverage of medical services, in the number of health workers, in the quality and equipment of clinics, hospitals and clinics, in the medical, diagnostic and hospital infrastructure, according to the proposal of deputy Rocio Corona Nakamura . , in the supply and availability of medicines, in inputs to attract the attention of the population, but we are also left behind in a fundamental aspect: prevention.
Ecologist MLA argued that an example of this gap is the serious problems among our population of all ages in terms of obesity and overweight, poor diet, inactivity and sedentary lifestyle, diabetes and high blood pressure. All of these diseases and conditions can often, or in most cases, be prevented and controlled if proper discipline, care and balance between healthy eating, physical activity and regular medical check-ups are taken.
He emphasized that despite the fact that the law already enshrines the right to health protection and includes its promotion and prevention, “unfortunately, we are a nation that is the first among the population, including children. We rank first in the prevalence of the diseases mentioned above. And at the same time, we are one of the countries that rank last in terms of studying diseases or timely prevention of diseases.”
Corona Nakamura pointed to the increasing prevalence of cancer, a disease that until recently was rare or typical in the adult population. In fact, it has been noted for some time that seven out of 10 Mexicans do not undergo preventive studies or do not check their condition and their state of health, which not only complicates or prevents timely diagnosis, but also Also affects the efficiency of the correct treatment. ,
In 2020, the death rate from diabetes was 11.95 per 10,000 inhabitants, the highest figure in the last 10 years. Meanwhile, it is estimated that one in four people in our country suffers from high blood pressure and 46 per cent are unaware of it.
Corona Nakamura says that this whole scenario could have been mitigated if we as a society were in the habit of taking preventive actions in the field of health. “Unfortunately, and despite the fact that these types of studies are simple, fast and can be done in a single consultation, they are done on business days, so what is proposed to be included in the law is a more appropriate study on preventive health.” A special and special day to do,” he insisted.