President announces expansion of IMSS Bienestar; right to health will be guaranteed, he says

#GobiernoDeMéxico.- At the head of the 112th Ordinary General Assembly of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced the expansion of IMSS Bienestar to provide medical care to the non-entitlement population throughout the country.

«Now it is IMSS Bienestar, but it is a system that works very well to attend to the most humble people, the poorest people, and it is free medical care and medicines. That system, that model, is the one that we are now going to strengthen and expand throughout the country, in agreement with governors and governors to provide attention to half of the Mexicans who do not have social security and to make what the Constitution establishes in Article 4 a reality: to guarantee the people’s right to health,» he explained.

He informed that the Government of the Fourth Transformation is working to expand training spaces for health professionals, to guarantee the availability and distribution of free medicines, to improve hospital infrastructure and to regularize workers.

From the Courtyard of Honor of the National Palace, the President celebrated that the jobs lost due to COVID-19 have been recovered and informed that by the end of 2021 there will be 21 million workers enrolled in Social Security, which will surpass the figure prior to the pandemic.

The President thanked the IMSS workers for their work during the health emergency and acknowledged the work done by the institution.

«It was very human, fraternal, the participation of nurses, doctors and all the workers of the Social Security; they gave their body and soul, risking their lives, they did it with great responsibility without protesting. In the midst of the tragedy, they dedicated themselves to saving lives,» he acknowledged.

During the closing ceremony of the 112th Ordinary General Assembly of the IMSS, the Chief Executive presented the Institutional Lifetime Achievement Awards to Guillermo Careaga Reyna, cardiovascular surgeon and director of the Dr. Gaudencio González Garza General Hospital of the La Raza National Medical Center, and to Rafael Medrano Guzmán, oncologist and director of the Oncology Hospital of the Siglo XXI Medical Center.


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