The project will start with 80 billion pesos from the Protection Fund Against Catastrophic Expenditures of the Health System

Tepic, Nayarit.- President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presented the decree issuing the Guidelines of the National Institute of Health for Wellbeing.

During the dialogue with the hospital community of San Cayetano, he announced that yesterday the Legal Adviser of the Presidency of the Republic presented the initiative to create this new health system, which will be sent in the coming weeks.

“I am about to send the initiative for the reform of the Health Law because the National (Health) Institute for Wellbeing will be created, this institute will be created that will take care of everything related to the service to the open population. Now that I have returned from Chiapas, I wrote a memorandum of how the new public health system will work, “he announced.

The document specifies that it will start with 80 billion pesos from the Protection Fund against Catastrophic Expenses of the Health System, which was previously used for Popular Insurance specialties.

In 10 points it explains that two systems will be conserved, that of the insured in the Mexican Institute of Social Security and the Institute of Security and Social Services for State Workers, and another for the population in general.

The last one will be constituted as the National Institute of Health for Welfare and will attend the beneficiaries of the extinct popular insurance, its general director will be Juan Antonio Ferrer and will only have to his charge to 10 public servants.

The organization chart will be established as follows: a general director; a director of supplies of medicines, healing materials and medical equipment; a director of medical personnel and health workers in general, whose main function will be to care for and resolve absences of medical personnel, health centers, medical units and regional hospitals.

A director for the construction and maintenance of health infrastructure and an administrative director for labor regularization of health sector workers, and four regional coordinators, one for the south-southeast, another for the center, another for the west and another for the north of the country.

Among other things, they will support the 143 medical schools to support the exit of trained doctors, and those who dispatch from marginal communities, will receive a higher salary than those who work in large cities.