more than 100 thousand consultations of Specialty and Family Medicine

3,277 surgeries were also performed, more than 60,000 detections and five transplants

HereNews Staff

To strengthen and increase the opportunity in the provision of services that presented some deferral due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) carried out more than 100 thousand consultations in three days: 23 thousand 929 Specialty and 76,368 Family Medicine Consultations.

From June 10 to 12, within the framework of the Seventh National Conference on the Continuity of Health Services, in the 35 IMSS Representative Offices in the states and the 25 Highly Specialized Medical Units (UMAE), there were also carried out 3,277 surgeries, 60,866 detections of chronic-degenerative diseases, three kidney transplants and two cornea transplants.

Each entity prioritized care with the specialties with greater deferral of Outpatient consultation and Surgery in Second and Third Level of care, as well as Integrated Preventive Actions and Family Medicine consultation in First Level medical units.

The specialties with the highest demand are Surgery, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Oncology, Traumatology and Orthopedics, and Urology; while among the most requested surgical care is General Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery, Traumatology and Orthopedics, Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Urology Onco-surgery.

In the Representation of Baja California Sur, during the three days of the Conference, 3,692 PrevenIMSS check-ups and 360 mammograms were carried out, in both cases 100 percent of the programmed goal was exceeded.

In 22 Family Medicine Units located in North Mexico City, Family Medicine consultations, detections of diabetes, arterial hypertension, breast cancer by physical examination and mammography, cervical cytology for cervical cancer, as well as continuity of Vaccination Schemes were granted. in child population. In Second Level hospitals, General Surgery, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Urology, Geriatrics, Otorhinolaryngology, Endocrinology and Neurology consultations, and surgical programming.

In the Representation of the State of Mexico East, surgeries of specialties in Gynecology and Maxillofacial, educational strategies of Social Work and Nutrition, Family Planning activities for the placement of High Continuity Family Planning Methods, Vasectomies without Scalpel and Tubal Occlusion were carried out. Bilateral, in addition to radiodiagnosis studies.

In Jalisco, 119 surgeries were performed, mostly in the specialty of Traumatology and Orthopedics and General Surgery; 2 thousand 538 consultations were provided in specialties with greater deferral such as Internal Medicine and Traumatology, which are necessary in the recovery of services; Regarding Diagnostic Auxiliaries, 431 imaging studies were performed, including X-rays, ultrasounds, mammograms and tomography.

At the Specialty Hospital of the National Medical Center (CMN) La Raza, 54 surgeries were performed in the specialties of General Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Neurosurgery, Coloproctology, Urology, Maxillofacial Surgery and Angiology; In External Consultation, 372 Urology, General Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Coloproctology, Neurosurgery, Gastroenterology, Cardiology and Metabolic Unit consultations were provided.

While at the UMAE Hospital de Especialidades de Mérida, Yucatán, surgical procedures were performed such as right inguinal plasty with mesh, transurethral resection of the bladder for carcinoma, transurethral resection of bladder tissue, removal of the translocated electrode under transesophageal echocardiographic control, transthoracic thoracotomy and decortication , in addition to 14 Cardiology consultations, 83 CT scans and the placement of four pacemakers.

In this way, the Directorate of Medical Benefits makes it possible to focus the provision of services to those who, due to the pandemic, waited to be treated in one of the medical units and hospitals, which allows them to guarantee access to health in a orderly and safe.

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