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Occupancy of IMSS hospitals to serve Covid patients in CDMX and Edomex exceeds 90%


The #Mexican #Institute of #Social #Security (IMSS) reported that bed occupancy for the attention of #Covid-19 patients in hospitals of the #Institute in #Mexico #City and the #State of #Mexico it exceeds 90 percent.

#At a press conference, the director of medical benefits of the IMSS, Víctor #Hugo #Borja, reported that #Mexico #City, the #State of #Mexico, #Hidalgo and #Querétaro, are the entities that report the highest hospital occupation by #Covid-19.

#He explained that of the 2,475 beds available at the IMSS in the country’s capital, 92% are occupied, while in the #Mexico state, the occupancy is 98% of the total of 1,724 beds. #Further, #Baja #California maintains 69% occupancy of the 809 total beds.

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#Borja #Aburto explained that the occupation of beds in hospitals that care for patients with #Covid-19 is very dynamic, because during the day, there are patients who enter the emergency room, while others are assigned a room or are given high.

“Yes, we must recognize that in the metropolitan area of ​​the #Valley of #Mexico we have great pressure and we need to take all measures to prevent patients from arriving at hospitals. The first is to abide by the preventive measures of staying home. #We seek to improve detection in all #Family #Medicine units and respiratory modules, we are also using rapid tests, “he added.

#Likewise, he specified that in the country there are 16,013 general care beds of which 60% remain occupied, while of the 540 beds installed in the #Intensive #Care #Units, 373 are occupied.

The general director of the IMSS, #Zoé #Robledo, acknowledged that the occupation is in a complex moment, for which he indicated that work has been done to expand its capacity, and urged the population to maintain physical protection to prevent contagion of the new coronavirus .

#Meanwhile, the director of #Institutional #Linking and #Evaluation of #Delegations of the IMSS, #David #Razú, declared that 540 volunteers, health workers, have joined the #Operation #Chapultepec and they have gone to the #Metropolitan #Area where there is a greater demand for medical personnel.

#In addition, 66 volunteers have also arrived in #Baja #California, a state that has high hospital pressure, and 134 more have committed to reaching the border state in the next few days.

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#He pointed out that of the total number of people who have joined the operation, 286 (53%) are women, 254 (47%) are men and regarding the profession, 35% are medical personnel and 65% are nursing personnel.

The states with the highest number of volunteers that have joined the strategy are #Veracruz, #Puebla and #Michoacán.

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https://www.eleconomista.com.mx/politica/Ocupacion-de-hospitales-del-IMSS-para-atender-a-pacientes-Covid-en-CDMX-y-Edomex-supera-el-90-20201230-0064.html

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