Coronavirus. Mexico does not have enough doctors to contingency: López Gatell

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In Mexico there are not enough medical neither for normal conditions nor to face the pandemic coronavirus 2019, warned the undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez.

The official acknowledged that the country faces a deficit and has the lowest levels of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in the proportion of physicians and nurses per 100 thousand inhabitants.

“What if in Mexico there are doctors and medical? Of course there are but an insufficient number. The OECD has documented from many years ago that Mexico does not have enough health personnel for what should be in ordinary conditions, and with greater reason during a health emergency like this one.”

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Asked about the proposal of president Andrés Manuel López Obrador of request to Cuba sending doctors to assist in the care of the contingency by coronavirus, Lopez gatell said that there have been different international offers, as well as by foundations and health care organizations in this regard.

Due to the lack of personal Mexico should take a pragmatic decision and accept the support of other countries, considered the official.

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