There is certainty in the duty fulfilled in the face of the pandemic; the IMSS advances to a future with social welfare

  • At the 112th Ordinary General Assembly of the IMSS, General Director Zoé Robledo pointed out that the Institute faced the health emergency with the support and confidence of the President of the Republic.
  • President Andrés Manuel López Obrador closed the work of the General Assembly and thanked the Social Security workers who faced COVID-19 in a humane and fraternal way.
  • This act, which was held for the first time in the National Palace, was attended by the head of Government of Mexico City, 21 governors, 12 secretaries of State, the presidents of the Chambers of Senators and Deputies.

At the 112th Ordinary General Assembly, the general director of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), Zoé Robledo, affirmed that the best stage of the institution is in the future, in a future with well-being to make it the axis of universal access to health and open the doors of social security to domestic workers and independent workers, he said

Before President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who closed the work of the 112th General Assembly, Zoé Robledo pointed out that the IMSS faced the COVID-19 pandemic with the support and confidence of the head of the federal Executive “who kept us standing, at the height of the circumstances and with the possibility of announcing that the best stage of the IMSS is in the future ”.

During the act carried out for the first time in the 78-year history of Social Security in the National Palace, the general director affirmed that the pandemic taught that the future can be uncertainly dangerous, therefore the IMSS thinks about the future, which is nothing else. that the future with well-being.

As part of the presentation of the Work Report and Activities Program (ILPA) 2020-2021, he detailed that during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Institute attended to 1.5 million confirmed cases and 314 thousand hospitalized, of which 33 thousand are population. without social security.

“There can be no victory in a pandemic, but there can be certainty of duty accomplished: 233 converted hospitals, 18 expansion units, 47,185 hired workers and the most important data of all: zero rejections. No one was closed to the door. No one was closed. he gave up either. Nobody stopped, “he stressed.

On the other hand, Zoé Robledo highlighted that through the National Strategy for the Recovery of Services, 2021 will close with 80 million Family Medicine Consultations, 13 million Specialty Consultations and 983 thousand Surgeries. “If we take 2019 as the last regular year, we will be reaching a level of 75.4 percent, when it is forecast that most of the world’s countries will close at 55 percent.”

The general director of the IMSS said that in the face of the economic turbulence caused by the pandemic, the federal government implemented a welfare model that favored the finances of the IMSS: the Solidarity Credits to the Word, the increase in the minimum wage and the reform in the matter of subcontracting, which has meant 9,800 million pesos in addition to Social Security income.

In his message, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador indicated that the IMSS “is in very good hands” with Zoé Robledo, and stressed that Social Security is an exemplary and tripartite institution, and its workers applied “thoroughly to face the pandemic of COVID-19 in a humane and fraternal way ”.

He pointed out that the IMSS-Bienestar system will be expanded to provide free medical services and medicines to the population that does not have social security, through an agreement with governors and governors, and “make reality what the Constitution establishes in its fourth article: guarantee the people’s right to health “.

He reported that the government is advancing in four lines of action: the deficit of general practitioners and specialists in the country, improving infrastructure, ensuring the distribution of free medicines in medical units, and regularizing the situation of many health workers.

In her speech, the Head of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, pointed out that if the IMSS and other public health institutions had not existed, they would hardly have faced the 19-month pandemic. In Mexico City alone, it went from 2,000 to 9,000 beds for treating the disease.

The local president thanked the health workers who, she affirmed, put their lives at the service of others, becoming heroes and heroines; while acknowledging the work of Zoé Robledo in the general direction of said institute.

He added that derived from the pandemic, the Salud en tu Vida – Salud para el Bienestar program was launched with the IMSS and the Issste, where early diagnosis and treatment is offered to a population at high risk for hypertension, diabetes and obesity.

In his speech, the representative of the labor sector for the Confederation of Workers of Mexico (CTM), José Luis Carazo Preciado, proposed that as of January 19, 2023, the National Day of the Mexican Institute of Social Security be declared, in recognition of the delivery of its workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“You saved and contributed to teaching how to implement administrative solutions facing the unknown even without knowing what the result of what you experienced would be. All, each one from their trenches are creating a new era for the Institute ”, he highlighted.

He indicated that the IMSS faces institutional challenges and for this, actions in the matter of collection, preventive medicine, use of technological tools and care for spending are strengthened for a better use of the budget and finances.

In his opportunity, José Abugaber Andonie, employer representative and president of the Confederation of Industrial Chambers of the United Mexican States (CONCAMIN), highlighted that the IMSS showed during the pandemic how solid, great and noble it is, always in solidarity, without stopping serve the population.

He stressed that along with the health emergency, Social Security continues to care for other ailments and diseases; “It is a great feat to serve a million patients nationwide because of the coronavirus and to carry out 80 million consultations and 983 thousand surgeries this year.”

He stressed that thanks to tripartite work, the Institute has established itself as the most deeply-rooted public institution among the Mexican population over 78 years.

Delivery of recognitions for institutional trajectory and IMSS to Competitiveness

Within the framework of this 112 Ordinary General Assembly, a recognition was given to the professional and institutional career to Dr. Guillermo Careaga Reyna, director of the General Hospital of the La Raza National Medical Center, for his outstanding career in favor of cardiovascular surgery, for the benefit of the beneficiaries; and Dr. Rafael Medrano Guzmán, director of the Hospital de Oncología del Siglo XXI, for his outstanding career in favor of oncology in the country.

The IMSS Prize for Competitiveness 2021 was also awarded to the medical, social and administrative units that have distinguished themselves for carrying out their work with excellence and providing care to the beneficiaries with the highest quality standards.

The competitiveness award was received by the holders of the following units: Dr. Dulce María Guadalupe Juárez Andrade, head of the Family Medicine Unit (UMF) No. 58 “Las Margaritas”, Estado de México Oriente, in the category of medical units .

The IMSS Gold Award in the category of social units was received by Sergio Arturo Farías Gutiérrez, director of the Atlixco-Metepec Vacation Center, Puebla. Meanwhile, Andrés Moreno Aguirre, head of the Poza Rica Subdelegation, Veracruz Norte, won the IMSS Award in the administrative units category.

Likewise, Dr. Juan Carlos Ramírez Zúñiga, from the High Specialty Medical Unit (UMAE) Hospital de Traumatología y Ortopedia No. 21 of Monterrey, Nuevo León, received recognition, who stood out as evaluator with the best performance in the IMSS Award for the Competitiveness 2021.

The governors of Aguascalientes, Martín Orozco Sandoval; Baja California, Marina del Pilar Ávila Olmeda; Baja California Sur, Víctor Manuel Castro Cosío; Campeche, Layda Elena Sansores San Román; Chihuahua, María Eugenia Campos Galván; Colima, Indira Vizcaíno Silva; Durango, José Rosas Aispuro Torres; Guanajuato, Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo; Guerrero, Evelyn Salgado Pineda; Hidalgo, Omar Fayad Meneses; Michoacán, Alfredo Ramírez Bedolla; Morelos, Cuauhtémoc Blanco Bravo; Nayarit, Miguel Ángel Navarro Quintero; Oaxaca, Alejandro Murat Hinojosa; Querétaro, Mauricio Kuri González; Quintana Roo, Carlos Manuel Joaquín González; San Luis Potosí, José Ricardo Gallardo Cardona; Sinaloa, Rubén Rocha Moya; Tabasco, Carlos Manuel Merino Campos; Tlaxcala, Lorena Cuéllar Cisneros, and Yucatán, Mauricio Vila Dosal.

In addition, the heads of the Secretariats of: Finance and Public Credit, Rogelio Ramírez de la O; Health, Jorge Alcocer Varela; Labor and Social Welfare, Luisa María Alcalde Luján; Citizen Security and Protection, Rosa Icela Rodríguez Velázquez; Public Function, Roberto Salcedo Aquino; Environment, María Luisa Albores González; Economy, Tatiana Clouthier Carrillo; Territorial and Urban Development, Román Meyer Falcón; Communications, Jorge Arganis Díaz Leal; Energy, Rocío Nahle García; Agriculture, Víctor Villalobos Arámbula; and Wellbeing, Javier May Rodríguez.

Representatives of the IMSS Technical Council from the labor and employer sectors, IMSS representatives in the states, regulatory directors of the Institute, directors of High Specialty Medical Units, medical and nursing staff, the presidents of the Senate and Senate also attended. Deputies, Olga Sánchez Cordero and Sergio Gutiérrez Luna, respectively; the general secretary of the National Union of Social Security Workers, Arturo Olivares Cerda; the general secretary of the IMSS, Marcos Bucio Mújica, among others.

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