A plaque was unveiled with the names of 153 health workers who have died in the fight against COVID-19. Photo: Screenshot
By emphasizing that the country is indebted to the doctors who have cared for patients during this Covid-19 pandemic, he general director of the Mexican Institute of Social Security, Zoé Robledo, He pointed out that the doctors of the Institute already have a place in the “glorious pages of the IMSS.”
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By leading the institutional ceremony of the Doctor’s Day, recognized the 14,516 doctors who are still on the front lines of the battle, those who have been infected with coronavirus and those who have lost their lives during this health emergency.
“I am a witness that, throughout the pandemic, in the comments of all of you, there could be concern, there could be fear, there could even be demands and protests, but there was never meanness.
“They proved to be the people who heal the people and who keep Social Security standing. And it is also true that, if it had not been for the 45,543 doctors who did not treat COVID, who also continued to attend other services, we would have failed in the face of entitlement, “he explained.
Zoé Robledo reiterated that in order to streamline care, In 2021, there will be 6,462 permanent places for doctors and 8,300 places for residents, which means a 40 percent increase in scholarships, compared to last year. In addition, he said that there will be a historical budget of 6 thousand 135 million to improve the hospital infrastructure nationwide.
For its part, Arturo Olivares Cerda, Secretary General of the National Union of Social Security Workers (SNTSS), recognized the courage and vocation of IMSS doctors service.
“We know and appreciate their sleepless nights, their uncomfortable schedules, the sacrifices in their personal activities in order to heal the pain in the body. Their mission transcends the field of medicine, because by healing physical bodies they relieve souls “
Within the framework of this ceremony, in the Plaza de las Médicas y los Médicos Illustres del Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, a plaque was unveiled with the names of 153 health workers who have died in the fight against COVID-19 and as recognition the names of each one were read.
Later, in the presence of Dr. Rubén Argüero Sánchez and his family, Zoé Robledo and Arturo Olivares, unveiled the bust in honor of this outstanding doctor, who on July 21, 1988 successfully performed the first heart transplant in the country, in the La Raza National Medical Center.
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In addition, the IMSS awarded the recognition of Quality Medical Care to eight health professionals.
And the distinction “Dr. Jesús Kumate Rodríguez ”, by the IMSS Foundation, was awarded to Dr. Gilda Berenice Audelo Aguilar, from the CAT COVID Temporary Medical Unit, in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora.
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