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IMSS postpones 30% of surgeries due to hospital saturation in the Valley of Mexico


(#Photo: #Cuartoscuro)

#In the #Mexico #City the availability of general hospital beds is 24.1% or 1,403 units, according to the latest report from the capital authorities (#December 30) and among the institutions that have a available capacity less than 6% is the #Mexican #Institute of #Social #Security (IMSS).

#Given this situation that exists in #Mexico #City, the IMSS has postponed until the second half of #January 30% of the surgeries scheduled in the hospitals of the #Valley of #Mexico for the health emergency of COVID-19, according to information obtained by #Millennium.

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#It should be noted that the capital of the country began to register in previous weeks a increase in the admission of people hospitalized by COVID-19, a situation for which the epidemiological traffic light returned to red, which also included the #State of #Mexico, and a measure that, for the moment, will remain in effect until #January 10.

#Victor #Hugo #Borja, #Director of #Medical #Benefits of the institute, explained in a press conference that in “the installed capacity in #Mexico #City is 2,475 beds and 92% is occupied. #At #Mexico state we have 1,724 beds and occupancy is 98 percent”.

(Photo: EFE / José Pazos)
(#Photo: EFE / #José #Pazos)

#Given the current situation in relation to hospital occupation, he said that it is “it has reduced scheduled surgeries by 30%; can you wait for january#We hope that in the second half of #January we will begin to recover these services, for now they do not endanger the lives of patients ”.

There are also hospitalizations that are registered for causes that are not related to COVID-19, such as obstetric gynecology care, and it has collaboration with private health institutions and with the support of the institute’s hospital network.

#He specified: “#Trauma care continues to be given regularly in the three large hospitals that we have in that area and in emergencies both COVID and non-COVID are treated. #We have some hospitals exclusively to treat coronavirus cases, but most are hybrid hospitals”.

#According to data from federal authorities, hospital availability in #Mexico #City is 12% in general beds and 17% in units with a fan, while in the #State of #Mexico it is 18% in general hospitalization and 22% in beds with a ventilator.

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This Sunday, December 27, the COVID-19 vaccine was applied to the medical personnel of Operation Chapultepec (Photo: Twitter @ Tu_IMSS)
#This #Sunday, #December 27, the COVID-19 vaccine was applied to the medical personnel of #Operation #Chapultepec (#Photo: #Twitter @ #Tu_IMSS)

#Given the increase in hospital capacity, personnel were also required to be able to provide care to patients and until #December 28 they have arrived in the #Metropolitan #Area of ​​the #Valley of #Mexico 540 workers who are part of #Operation #Chapultepec.

#David #Razú #Aznar, director of #Linking and #Evaluation of #Delegations of the IMSS, specified: “The conversion is an effort to have more beds, but a bed is not a piece of furniture, a bed requires equipment and it is the most difficult thing, the most valuable thing, which is the staff that is already here “

#Of the people who are part of #Operation #Chapultepec, 65% are nurses and the rest are doctors and are workers who come from entities such as #Veracruz, #Puebla, #Michoacán, #Sonora, #Nayarit, #Yucatán, #Tabasco and #Quintana #Roo.

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