Mexico City. The general director of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), Zoé Robledo, made a work tour in San Luis Potosí, where, in the company of Governor Juan Manuel Carreras López, he put the Convalescence Hospital into operation to treat patients in recovery from Covid- 19.
With this unit, the institute adds 456 additional beds from the construction of another 11 temporary hospitals: Tijuana and Mexicali, Baja California; Ciudad Obregón, Sonora; Fresnillo, Zacatecas; City Juarez Chihuahua; Cuernavaca, Morelos; Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas; Villahermosa tabasco; Puebla, Puebla; Tlalnepantla, State of Mexico; and Culiacán, Sinaloa.
The head of Social Security indicated that the San Luis Potosí Convalescence Hospital has 38 beds for patients who require intermediate and preventive care for Covid-19.
Robledo stressed that in this unit the safety of staff and patients will always be guaranteed in order to “maximize the quality that characterizes the IMSS.” He noted that in the face of the health emergency, it has been essential to increase the number of personnel to attend to patients with the disease and expand the hospital infrastructure.
He stressed that for the first time in the country they are working as a single public health system, with the state governments and the federal government, “always in a spirit of collaboration and shared learning.”
For his part, Governor Carreras López pointed out that the inauguration of this hospital expands the capacity of the health system. “It is the forceful response of an exemplary institution that is strengthened in the midst of the emergency to provide quality services to Potosinos,” he said.
During the work tour, the head of Social Security and Governor Carreras also led the second extraordinary session of the IMSS Advisory Council in the entity, where they agreed that institutional coordination is key to provide better services to the right-of-life.
In this regard, Zoé Robledo pointed out the importance of strengthening communication between the labor, employer and government sectors in the Technical Council of the IMSS, in the state Advisory Councils and in the Government Boards of the High Specialty Medical Units (UMAE).