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Covid hospital reduction will not put pandemic care at risk: IMSS


There will be 137 IMSS hospitals that will continue to treat infections with the capacity in addition to expanding services when required. Photo: @SE_mx

MEXICO CITY

When informing that to give continuity to regular health services, the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) the number of hospitals and beds that were destined for attend Covid-19 cases, its CEO, Zoé Robledo noted that The care of patients with coronavirus will not be put at risk, since the reduction will be made according to the epidemiological traffic light of each entity to continue guaranteeing care where it is needed because the objective “is to save lives.”

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He explained that at least there will be 137 IMSS hospitals that will continue to treat infections with the capacity in addition to expanding services when required.

The head of Social Security explained that hospitals that stopped providing care to patients with SARS-CoV -2 virus, will aim restore medical and surgical services that were canceled during the pandemic, where the IMSS suffered a suspension of around thirty percent of said services.

Nowadays the IMSS cares for 55 percent of patients hospitalized for coronavirus infections in all the country.

“It is never put at risk that this process – to be able to treat other conditions and to contribute to the new normal – is going to put at risk the capacity that the IMSS has offered to deal with the pandemic,” he said.

IMSS WILL PARTICIPATE IN JANSSEN CLINICAL TRIAL

Zoé Robledo reported that the IMSS will participate in the phase 3 clinical trial of the vaccine against COVID-19 developed by the pharmaceutical company Janssen, which will be carried out in 20 medical units of the Mexico City and the State of Mexico.

Although the start date of this research protocol has not been defined, which has already been approved by the National Committee for Scientific Research of Social Security, Zoé Robledo indicated that the call for volunteers who wish to participate will be made by telephone.

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“It is important to clarify that there will not be a public call for volunteers for the vaccine, but that it will be by telephone and randomly.

“This is how people are going to be invited to see if they accept and are willing to participate in the study,” he explained.

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