IMSS: committed to the health of Coahuilenses

65 years after its installation in Coahuila, the IMSS has provided health and social security services to millions of beneficiaries throughout the state.

To make a toast Health services Y social Security To millions of Coahuilenses for 65 years it seems like a difficult but not impossible challenge.

The health services provided by the Mexican Social Security Institute in Coahuila began on Wednesday June 19, 1957 when it was published in the Official Journal of the Federation the decree of the president of the republic, Adolfo Ruiz Cortines.

In this decree, the regime of Social Security Mandatory in the states of Coahuila, Colima, Michoacan Y Yucatan.

By November 26, 1958, Dr. Rogelio Montemayor Galindo began the formal work of affiliation as general supervisor of the IMSS in the state; moments later, this character became the delegate of the institution, which is now known as Holder of the Decentralized Administrative Operation Body.

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literacy club

According to a document held by VANGUARDthe first administrative offices of the Social Security Institute were located on Aldama and Xicoténcatl streets, in the first square of the city of Saltillo.

Blast Furnaces of Mexico it was the first company to incorporate through the payment of disability insurance fees.

“Gradually, more industries were added until conforming to the more than 35,000 employers and 800,000 policyholders that we have today,” the document details.

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In December 1959, the institute began providing care through the subrogation of services to medical unions.

The first was led by Dr. Carlos de la Pena Sanchezwho years later would become director of the first General Hospital Zone that today bears his name, in the municipality of Saltillo.

In addition, five hospitals and five privately owned clinics were contracted, whose staff, made up of 99 doctors and 52 nurses, provided 874 consultations daily, performed three surgeries and attended up to five deliveries.

Then the universe of work was made up of a coverage of 66 thousand 315 beneficiaries.

Faced with the imminent growth of the population and the economy, the IMSS built the more than 150 buildings that it now has throughout the entity.

In 1961, in Saltillo, the Administrative-Hospital complex came into operation, which included the State Delegationthe Social Security Center and the Zone General Hospital no. 1located in the Antonio Narro Roadwithout number.

Over time, the delegation offices were relocated to the boulevard Venustiano Carranzawhere they remain to date.

In addition, it was built Family Medicine Unit no. 73.

HGZ No. 1 has established itself as the most important gynecological care center in the southeast region and during the health emergency due to COVID-19 It stood out for being the one with the lowest mortality in the state.

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operating room

On November 22, 1962, in Monclovabegan to function, in its own building of more than 16 thousand square meters, the Hospital General de Zona (HGZ) No. 7, the Social Security CenterTheater, semi-Olympic pool, sports facilities and the administrative offices of what is now the Subdelegation.

During the health emergency COVID-19 HGZ No. 7 was the first hospital unit to be converted, from its facilities the medical algorithms and response teams for health emergency care were worked on, which were later taken to the national level.

In March 2021, the magazine Newsweek He spoke about the best hospitals in the world and among them he mentioned the IMSS Monclova for the management granted during the pandemic.

In 1966, in the city of black stones It started a functional complex with a hospital, a family medicine unit, a social security center, a theater and a Subdelegation.

HGZ No. 1 has established itself as the most important gynecological care center in the southeast region and during the COVID-19 health emergency, it stood out for being the one with the lowest mortality in the state.

On November 22, 1962, in Monclova, the General Hospital of Zone (HGZ) No. 7, the Social Security Center, Theater, semi-Olympic pool, began operating in its own building of more than 16 thousand square meters. sports facilities and the administrative offices of what is now the Subdelegation.

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During the health emergency due to COVID-19, HGZ No. 7 was the first hospital unit to be converted, from its facilities the medical algorithms and response teams for the care of the health emergency were worked on, which were later taken to the national level. .

In March 2021, the magazine Newsweek He spoke about the best hospitals in the world and among them he mentioned the IMSS Monclova for the management granted during the pandemic.

In 1966, in the city of Piedras Negras, a functional complex was started with a hospital, a family medicine unit, a social security center, a theater and a Subdelegation.

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Facade of General Hospital No. 1

In February 1975 and June 1976, the general hospitals of subzone No. 20 and 21 of Francisco I Madero Y Saint PeterCoahuila, respectively.

In August 1976, block B of the Hospital General de Zona No. 7 in Monclova opened its doors and the first workers’ shop was installed in Saltillo. IMSS-SNTSS.

In April 1979, the Social Security was once again the spearhead in Coahuila by putting into operation, in Saltillo, the 001 nursery, the first in the state with a capacity to care for 242 minors; subsequently emerged those of Monclova, Torreon and Piedras Negras.

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