“Yes we could!”: the emotional farewell to a survivor of coronavirus that was 23 days in hospital in the IMSS


After 23 days of being under medical care the staff of the Specialty Hospital of the National Medical Center Century XXI, he was discharged from a recovered patient of Covid-19.

The patient, Luis Felipe García Barnabas, came out of the Medical Unit of High Specialty (high speciality medical unit) and was sent to his home to continue his recovery and keep under surveillance of personnel epidemiological.

Staff from the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) held, and cheered the recovered patient: “yes you couldyes , it could, chanted, nurses, and social workers when they saw him leave in a wheelchair and be taken to your home.

Once they arrived at his house, his wife also thanked the work of all staff to achieve the physical well-being.

“Thank you all, I hope that all of the cases that arrive (at the hospital with coronavirus) God will save the life, always I’ll be grateful to save my life,” said Luis Felipe, who was visibly tired but without signs of severe disease that has already claimed the lives of 194 people until the day of today in Mexico.

“Thank infinitely all, that human part is that there is a struggle, this (the of care to patients) is not a job as any, this is for lifeGod bless you, there are no words”, he said the family of the patient that improved after being infected with this new disease.

In the country, the number of cases of people infected by the new strain of coronavirus has increased to 3,441 patients confirmed as positive.

For his part, Víctor Hugo Borja, director of Medical Benefits of the IMSS reported Thursday that within the Institute it has been estimated to use 120 hospitals. In addition to outpatient care at Family Medicine Unitsalso used Centers of Social Security and if required, the shops IMSS for these patients.

Even, referred, not have been ruled out by medical units that are not directly from the IMSS, the exchange of services with the private sector, as well as the income of private hospitals.

To make the inaugural of the Workshop face-to-Face, the doctor Alexander Svarch Perez, owner of the National Coordinating Medical INSABI, stressed that the objective is that the medical personnel of the country to walk with for the treatment of patients with COVID-19.

He added that with the in-person workshop to fulfill the instruction of the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, of increase the problem solving capacity of the medical staff and nursing aimed at addressing the pandemic of COVID-19.

To make use of the word to the name of the master Juan Antonio Ferrer Aguilar, director general of the INSABI, Svarch Pérez recalled that is active on the virtual platform http://www.coviduti.salud.gob.mx, which already has more than 12,000 records of health personnel that are trained to care for patients with COVID-19.

He said that workshops face-to-face, which now began, will strengthen the preparation of professionals of health from the pandemic, especially to treat patients who require hospitalization or are in a critical situation.

They urge companies to continue to pay the dues of workers

The director general of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), Zoé Robledo, made a call to employers, particularly large employers, to make timely payment of their dues, as this means ensuring that workers have social security and access to medical services in the instituteparticularly during the health emergency by COVID-19.

During the press conference headed by the president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the owner of the IMSS acknowledged to micro-and small enterprises that have had an attitude of greater resistance, and solidarity with their employees.

He said that unlike them, large companies “are doing all the time your calculations from the fees, which today may put at risk the lives of their workers.”

He pointed out that the attitude of some patterns of wanting to “save” the contributions to the IMSS means leaving the workers without health care in a context of an epidemic, and that is very serious.

Today, more than ever, you can’t see the odds of Social Security in an accountingare quotas which involve rights, and are the fees involving health rights, and are rights to health that can mean life or death” he emphasized.

He stressed that this timely payment is now much more relevant in terms of what that means in the access to social security rightswhich includes a number of insurance such as day care, pensions, and particularly the insurance of Illness and Maternity, which allows the beneficiaries to receive health services in the medical units of the Institute.

We are making an effort, is what corresponds to usso that the care is timely, so that our workers have what it takes, but yes we need that sense of solidarity between the awareness of entrepreneurs” emphasized Zoé Robledo.

He also said that workers should be alert to have the Validity of Rights to social security, because it guarantees that even being at home, the employer continues to pay contributions to Social Security.

The director general of the IMSS commented that day 12 of each month are given to know the numbers of jobs registered with the Social Security and reported that for march of this year, 130,000 people lost their job, which implies that they will maintain access to medical services and social security the Institute for a period of eight weeks from the date of dismissal.

Other data, he said, is that 216,000 workers who were already separated from your core job, not having eight weeks prior to contribution, the Law states that they no longer have access to health services by Social Insurance, but will provide them with medical assistance through other public institutions.

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