Óscar Arturo Martínez Rodríguez, head of the IMSS, pointed out that the leading causes of illness and death in Aguascalientes are currently diabetes, hypertension and obesity, which generate complications such as neuropathy, blindness, limb necrosis and amputation; Heart attack and vascular accidents.
On the other hand, Aguascalientes faces other serious diseases, such as trauma, and every Sunday the general hospitals are filled with injured youths; This is followed by breast and prostate cancer, and the one that receives more presence is nephropathy, even though this entity is one of the first places in the world.
He stresses that kidney problems begin in children, which is why the damage manifests itself in young adults at a productive stage. For this reason, IMSS coordinates with the state government to conduct in-depth investigations and, above all, to take preventive actions.
In the same way, he remarked that it is necessary for people to understand that the best way to cure diseases is to prevent them and not to cause them, for this reason universities should change their teaching system, which is more like curative doctors. Focused on training. , not preventive. ,
The biggest financial burden to the health system is found in the complications of diabetes, hypertension and obesity. The head of the Mexican Institute of Social Security in the unit said that those who had the highest death rate during COVID-19 were precisely this type of patient.
Finally, Oscar Arturo Martínez Rodríguez asserts that, today, IMSS is a great insurer, in that:
- Day care center.
- Economic benefits.
- social benefit.
- 950 thousand beneficiaries.