The coordinated and innovative work has allowed the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) to, from the beginning of the Pandemia by COVID-19, a strong and organized response to guarantee the attention to anyone who positively gives this disease, cut chainsof contagion, identify in a timely manner to positive patients, provide specialized medical care and offer digital tools that allow procedures for the benefit of workers and beneficiaries.
Within the framework of the Ordinary Session of the H. Technical Council, IMSS authorities presented the institutional strategy that has allowed at this stage of the health emergency, attending the population that goes to the medical services of Social Security for the presence of the variantOmicron.
The general director of the Institute, Maestro Zoé Robledo, explained that unlike the three waves of the pandemic that the country has faced, the characteristics of the omicron variant and the advances in the National Vaccination Plan, have meant a reduction in the numberof hospitalizations and deaths, despite the increase in infections.
He explained that from January 1 to 24, 386 thousand 163 cases of positive people were detected to COVID-19, of which 11,932 required hospitalization.In the first wave, of the total cases detected by the IMSS, 38 percent reached hospitalization, and currently the indicator is 3.08 percent.
The General Director of Social Security underlined the effort of the nine regulatory addresses that have participated in the construction of strategies to serve the population, in particular the Directorates of Medical Benefits, Economic and Social Benefits, of Incorporation and Collection, of Innovation and DevelopmentTechnological, and planning for institutional transformation.
For her part, Dr. Duque Molina, director of medical benefits, explained that among the main agreements with the H. Technical Council in support of the health emergency, the expedition of special permit for contingency was carried out from Digital Platforms of the IMSS, certificationof the state of pregnancy, expedition of maternity disabilities, Bono COVID-19, support for employment by COVID-19, COVID guards and the delivery of medicines at home to patients belonging to vulnerable groups.
In the same way, he indicated that as part of the strategies is the expansion of the universe of affiliation to household workers and independent, the simplified agreement of payment in partialities, the declaration of disabilities and suspension of deadlines, and in order to cut chains ofContagion The online payment was established through the Interbank Electronic Payment System for the renewal of the assurance of various modalities.
He also emphasized that the most important action to face the health emergency was hospital reconversion in second and third level units, the creation of Temporary Care Centers (CAT), hospitals with early opening, and in the peak of the secondOLA of the pandemic, achieve the authorization of 20 thousand exclusive beds for patients with COVID-19.
Dr. Duque Molina highlighted the creation of the Social Security Respiratory Care Modules (Marss), a strategy that did not exist in the country and that has allowed patients with suspected respiratory disease to be identified in a timely manner.
He explained that from March 2020 to date about 12 million attention have been granted, and in the last 20 days a million 160 people were attended;There are currently 5,181 Marss, which are a pillar in the attention of the pandemic, highlighting that at the initiative of the IMSS director, 56 macromarss were implemented nationwide - that integrate at least six modules - and have allowed to shorten times ofWaiting for attention;In 10 days of operation there have been 135 thousand consultations and almost 140 thousand rapid tests.
Another relevant strategy is the telephone follow-up of positive to COVID-19 with risk factors.This follow -up has been given to 1.2 million patients through 4 million calls, which has allowed timely to identify complications to refer to medical units of the second level.
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In the exhibition before the H. Technical Council, the Director of Medical Benefits stressed that after the second wave the Director General, Zoé Robledo, instructed to initiate the strategy of recovery of medical services in support of patients with priority conditions.
The strategy was through national and weekend days in states, which allowed 122 million attention to grant, more than in 2020.
He added that since the beginning of the pandemic an intensive social communication campaign has been carried out, currently with the dissemination of Diptical and Tarns, the home care guide for people with respiratory infection and materials to publicize the Marss, digital disability, digital disability,COVID 3.0 permit and soon capsules on prevention measures in collaboration with outstanding athletes.
For his part, Dr. Mauricio Hernández Ávila, director of Economic and Social Benefits, stressed that another very important tool is the COVID-19 permit, aimed for insured workers and workers before the IMSS, who can justify the absence in their jobsin a timely manner and favoring breaking the contagion chains being an online procedure.
In turn, counselor Solomon Presbyrgue Slovik, representative of the employer sector of the Confederation of Industrial Chambers of the United Mexican States (Concamin), recognized the intense work carried out by the IMSS in the attention to the pandemic, and in particular to the staffof health;He considered it important to strengthen the dissemination so that the population identifies Covid-199 symptoms.
The directors of the labor sector attended the ordinary session: José Luis Carazo Preciado, of the Confederation of Workers of Mexico (CTM), and Rodolfo Gerardo González Guzmán, general secretary of the Mexican Regional Confederation (CROM).
On behalf of the employer sector, José Héctor Tejada Shaar, president of the Concanaco-Servytur;José Antonio Abugaber Andonie, president of the Concamin, Solomon Presburger Slovik, owner for Concamin and Ricardo David García Portilla, substitute counselor of the employer of the Concamin.
Virtual, the directors of the labor sector: José Noé Mario Moreno Carbajal, of the Revolutionary Confederation of workers and peasants (CROC);and Sergio Beltrán Reyes, of the National Union of Mining, Metallurgical, Siderurgic and Similar Workers of the Mexican Republic (SNTMMSSRM);of the employer sector, Manuel Reguera Rodríguez, of Concamin, and for the government sector, Omar Antonio Nicolás Tovar Ornelas, General Director of Programming and Budget “A” of the Undersecretariat of Expenditures of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP).
As invited, Paola Patricia Cerda Sauvage, Delegate and Public Commissioner owner of the General Coordination of Surveillance and Control Bodies of the Secretariat of the Public Function (SFP), and Selene Cruz Alcalá, General Director of Analysis and Prospective of the Secretariat of Laborand social forecast (STPS).
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