50 private hospitals are added to the care of Covid patients

Private hospitals will serve IMSS, ISSSTE and Insabi beneficiaries, as well as seriously ill patients with Covid-19. Image taken from Twitter: @hospitalangeles

MEXICO CITY

With the aim of “saving more lives”, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced the extension of the agreement “All Together Against Covid-19” with private hospitals, so that now they will treat serious patients with coronavirus.

In the National Palace, the president highlighted and thanked the National Association of Private Hospitals (ANHP) and the Mexican Hospital Consortium (CMH) for endorsing this agreement that will provide more beds and care for the population affected by the pandemic, which has left 98 1,861 deaths in Mexico.

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“It has been decided that private hospitals also treat seriously ill Covid patients, this was not contemplated in the first stage of the agreement, patients with other ailments were treated to free up public spaces and care for Covid patients, now it is carries out this new conversion so that there are fewer public hospitals, but the best, because we have beds available ”, he commented.

In this regard, the Secretary of Health, Jorge Alcocer, reported that in this expansion of “All Together Against Covid-19” 50 private hospitals will be made available to the population, with 150 beds in total, to care for seriously ill patients with this disease. disease.

Meanwhile, the president of the ANHP, Mario González Ulloa, highlighted the extension of this agreement signed on April 13 and with which the care of beneficiaries of public hospitals in private hospitals is maintained free of charge.

“Private hospitals will continue to be faithful to our commitment to Mexico and its citizens,” he said.

For his part, the president of the CMH, Javier Potes González, stressed that this pact between the federal government and private initiative is historic and for the benefit of society during this health crisis.

López Obrador thanked and recognized the work coordinated with the private initiative to get ahead during this pandemic; He also clarified that despite the differences that may exist, in the case of health they are “All Together Against Covid-19”.

The coordination between the public and private sectors is exemplary. When it comes to the health of the people: all together and united. We may have differences in other things, but for medical care we are together, in addition, with a lot of support from companies and private foundations, “he said.

BIRTH OF THE AGREEMENT

In the National Palace, on Monday, April 13, the federal government signed the agreement “All Together Against Covid-19” with the ANHP and the CMH, in order to provide medical services to right holders and beneficiaries of IMSS, ISSSTE, Pemex, Insabi, Secretary of National Defense and the Secretary of the Navy during phase 3 of the health emergency in Mexico.

With this, it was established that private health institutions would attend to those affiliated with the health sector with diseases other than Coronavirus, by making 3,115 beds available to attend deliveries, pregnancies and the puerperium, caesarean sections, diseases of the appendix, complicated hernias, gastric ulcers and complicated duodenal and endoscopies.

The Secretary of Health, Jorge Alcocer, participated in the signing of the agreement with the Chief Executive; the Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard; Mario González Ulloa and Olegario Vázquez Aldir, president and vice president —respectively— of the National Association of Private Hospitals, and the president of the Mexican Hospital Consortium, Javier Potes González.

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