Monday, May 29, 2023

Health care for millions of Mexicans in uncertainty: experts

As in the novel by Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez, INSABI had its origins in Chronicle of a Death Foretold.

The Institute of Health for Well-being was born with serious deficiencies, without a diagnosis and without a framework that eventually collapsed and was extinguished through health law reforms.

With this failure, the full works and maintenance of the health centers that signed an agreement with this organization also remained incomplete, according to the INSABI Institutional Program 2020-2024 data, these remodeling and constructions did not exceed 50 percent. Now it will be IMSS Well-Being that does its job.

Juan Jesus Ramirez Ramirez, coordinator of the Bachelor of Political Studies and Government of the University Center for Social Sciences and Humanities, explains that IMSS Well-Being aims to further centralize health services with this plan:

“With IMSS welfare, what it does is centralize more of these resources and the states reduce their weight.”

He further stated that:

“IMSS Well-Being is designed in such a way that, unlike INSABI, it is not considering the participation of states, the director of IMSS Zoé herself announced that now IMSS will centralize these resources, which is why There is talk that greater decentralization in access to health is another step towards centralization in this case, it is the federal government that takes the powers”.

INSABI resources will be transferred to the public body IMSS Bienestar.

The general population, without rights, will now be taken care of by IMSS Welfare, but it is currently unknown under what criteria they can go to which clinics for therapy and receive medicines, it is also unknown whether this All diseases and studies like Seguro Popular will be present before it, as INSABI has reduced the number of conditions to be treated and it is also unknown under what criteria they will be treated:

“What is yet to be defined or generate strategies is how to transfer INSABI completely to IMSS Bienestar because overnight the number of people involved increases very rapidly.”

For their part, the PAN senators denounced that the disappearance of INSABI meant clearing embezzlement of 400 billion pesos and for this reason they attack the institutions of transparency.

He lamented that INSABI has 543 current contracts for this year that cannot be cancelled, some of them even multi-year ones till 2024.

The total amount of the contracts ranged from 15 billion pesos, matched by pharmaceutical companies for the purchase of drugs, treatment materials and medical equipment. There are also contracts with security, surveillance, technology and cleaning companies.

Rocío López Fonseca, has worked in the media since 2000.
Most of these 20 years were in Notisistema, Radio Metropoli and Radio Vital.
The specialization in the health sector began in 2004 and in 2009 he was part of the second generation of the Diploma in Public Health Journalism organized by the University Center of Health Sciences of the UdG.
Producer, editor, reporter and host of many informative venues, and special programs on health issues, always accompanied by doctors in various specialties to address the issues in a professional and objective manner.
He is currently part of the team of the UdG Television coronavirus programme, Pandemic, since March when the project began.
She also has her own personal site, and a podcast called Ask Rox to address health and wellness issues for her social networks as well.

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