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Mexico’s health process known as Plan IMSS-Bienestar moves forward

Mexico City, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) The new health system in Mexico starting with primary care, known as Plan IMSS-Bienestar, in which Cuban doctors and doctors from other countries are participating, is advancing as established, authorities from the sector informed.

At President Andrés Manuel’s morning press conference at the National Palace, the Secretary of Health, Jorge Alcocer, and the Director of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) and of the IMSS-Welfare Plan, Zoé Robledo, were in charge of the report on the progress achieved.

For his part, the President reiterated that before the end of his presidential term in September of this year, the transformation of the sector will be fully completed and public health care will be totally free, as well as medicines, all specialties will be covered and hospitals will be open 24 hours a day and every day, not only on working days.

In turn, Zoé Robledo said this year is important because it doubled the number of scholarships among all the institutions in the secretariat by 2,568 and the IMSS by 3,960, and announced that it will also be highlighted by an increase in the number of doctors graduated.

In May, 2,906 doctors trained in the public system and the IMSS will do so, in the 10 specialties that are most needed, such as family medicine, anesthesiology, pediatrics, cardiology, obstetrics, among others.