MEXICO. The General Director of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), Zoé Robledo, recognized the contribution of the National Academy of Medicine of Mexico and urged its members to join forces so that medical practice is heard and their voices is included in government decisions, and that health is a real right and never a privilege again.
During her participation in the closing of the 157th session and in this year’s renewal of the presidency by Dr. Teresita Corona Vázquez, of the IMSS, and at the beginning of Dr. José Halabe Cherem, Zoé Robledo has stated: “I invite you to continue to fulfill the dream of those who have gone before us, so that medicine is certainly a science, but the most humane science”.
The head of social security urged members of the National Academy of Medicine of Mexico to “become more committed, listen to each other and work together”.
“Who better than this Academy to practice the best of industry integration? Who better than the Academy to make concrete health proposals? Who better than you to support the work of public health institutions?” », He indicated.
“Our challenges and our challenges unite, together we have to face the recent shortage of specialist doctors and general practitioners; together we must be able to find ways to offer them more and better employment opportunities, but also quality education, ”says Zoé Robledo.
Via a video message, he said that Social Security had already “taken the first important steps in this regard; We have awarded 2,371 additional grants to GPs compared to 2019, going from 5,443 to 7,814 grants to residents in one year and will be back by 2021. that are 8,300 ”.
The Managing Director stressed that “to be successful in the common goals, the path is clear and through unity and cooperation between the largest and most important medical trade union organization in our country and the largest and most important social security institution. that exists in Latin America ”.
“I invite you to keep fulfilling the dream of those who have gone before us, so that medicine is a science, yes, but the most human sciences” and that their proposals lead to government decisions.
During the act that Dr. Teresita Corona Vázquez, Dr. Germán Fajardo, Director of the Faculty of Medicine of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, at; Cristian Roberto Morales, WHO / PAHO representative in Mexico; Dr. Oliva López Arellano, Health Minister of Mexico; Dr. Víctor Hugo Borja, Director of Medical Services at IMSS; Dr. Roberto Calva Rodríguez, President of the Mexican Academy of Pediatrics; Dr. Felipe Cruz Vega, President of the Mexican Academy of Surgery; and Dr. Gilberto Felipe Vázquez de Anda, Treasurer of the Mexican Academy of Medicine.