IMSS joins efforts in its three levels of medical care

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The Mexican Social Security Institute has joined efforts to recover in its three levels of care at the national level the routine medical consultations and procedures that were deferred due to the pandemic of COVID-19, such as preventive health care, disease detection and surgical services.

Between May 31 and June 6, the provision of services was focused according to the specialties with the greatest deferral of Outpatient Consultation and Surgery in the Second and Third Level of Care, as well as Integrated Preventive Actions and Family Medicine Consultation in the First Level. All these actions were carried out in an extraordinary way to the usual operation of the medical units.

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Greater demand in specialty consultation

Said medical activities were carried out within the framework of the National Plan for the Recovery of Health Services deferred due to the health emergency and there was the participation of 19 Decentralized Administrative Operation Bodies (OOAD) and 16 High Specialty Medical Units (UMAE).

30,614 Family Medicine Consultations were made, 7,309 Specialty Consultations, 6,281 Arterial Hypertension Detections, 5,447 Diabetes Mellitus Screenings, 5,355 Mastograms, 2,989 clinical breast examinations, 1,600 cervical-uterine cancer detections, 958 surgeries, as well as transplants of a liver, eight kidneys and two corneas.

The highest demand for outpatient care was in the specialties of Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Traumatology and Orthopedics, Infectology, Oncology, Psychiatry and Pediatrics.

Surgical care was also provided in the specialties in General Surgery and Pediatric, Hip, Spine, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Long days

Among the relevant actions of the strategy are the holding of vasectomy and salpingoclasia sessions in the Second Level of Care medical units in Oaxaca and Sinaloa, in the latter IMSS Representation, 162 Bilateral Tubal Occlusion (OTB) and 15 vasectomies were performed.

In the IMSS Aguascalientes strengthened the specialty consultation, General Surgery, Urology, Traumatology and Orthopedics, as well as the surgical actions of Oncology, Neurosurgery and Traumatology and Orthopedics. In Nuevo León, the General Hospital of Zone 33 performed four corneal transplants.

For the Representation in Jalisco, the Family Medicine Day and the detection of chronic degenerative diseases were held, in addition to attending to those patients who were deferred for trauma and orthopedic surgery with knee arthroplasty surgery.

In the Western State of Mexico 26 specialties were activated in Outpatient Consultation for the recovery of Health Services, as well as surgical activities in General Surgery, Gynecology and Traumatology and Orthopedics.

Inside of the Social Security in Mexico City, at the UMAE Hospital de Especialidades Centro Médico Nacional (CMN) La Raza the second liver transplant was performed, while at the Hospital de Especialidades CMN Siglo XXI four kidney transplants were performed, urology surgical procedures, general surgery, ophthalmology, neurosurgery head and neck. The General Hospital CMN La Raza, transplanted five corneal patients to add 36 so far this year, in addition to transplanting two more bone marrow.

Successful transplants

For its part, the Torreón Specialty Hospital performed two corneal and two kidney transplants. Also surgical days of Traumatology and Orthopedics, with recovery in radiology and image service with a day of magnetic resonance and outpatient neuropediatrics.

In the UMAE Hospital de Gineco Pediatría 48 del Bajío, two pediatric urology surgeries were performed, as well as two cardiac catheterization procedures.

For its part, at the Hospital General Regional 1 de Querétaro two kidneys were obtained from a cadaveric donation, which were successfully transplanted en bloc to a patient at the UMAE Hospital de Pediatría del CMN de Occidente, the recipient is reported in good general condition .

The Traumatology Hospital in Monterrey, Nuevo León, performed hip, pediatric orthopedic, knee and spine surgeries, as well as plastic surgery procedures, highlights the UMAE Hospital de Especialidades 25, with three bone marrow transplant patients, to accumulate 38 during the year.

The UMAE of Puebla IMSS scheduled the extraordinary local day for patients with spondylolisthesis L5-LS1 with a surgical plan Liberation of the lumbar segment L5-S1 and transpedicular stabilization, highly complex surgery.

For its part, the UMAE of Traumatology in Magdalena de las Salinas Total knee and hip arthroplasties and shoulder and knee arthroscopies were performed, in addition to 606 consultations, 99 surgeries, 10 Tomography studies and 13 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance studies.