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AMLO: There Just Aren’t Enough Specialists Anywhere

By MARK LORENZANA Zoé Robledo, director of Mexico’s Social Security Institute (IMSS), said on the morning of Tuesday, July 19, at Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) daily press conference, that of more than 14,000 vacancies that were intended to be filled under the government’s medical specialist recruitment program, only 2,621 doctors had been hired in the country. And

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Specialists Reject Mexico’s Medical Hiring Program

By KELIN DILLON While Mexico’s Secretariat of Health announced that it would be implementing a robust hiring program for medical specialists to fill nearly 14,000 vacant positions on May 24, the employment strategy has altogether fallen flat, with more than 50 percent of those positions reportedly not receiving a single application from their targeted audience in the weeks following.  According

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Health Secretariat Sends out Call for 14,000 Medical Specialists

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF Zoé Robledo, director of Mexico’s Social Security Institute (IMSS), announced on Tuesday, May 24, an open call to recruit and hire medical specialists for 13,765 unfilled positions across the country. Speaking during the morning press conference of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), Robledo said that the states with the greatest need for specialists

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IMSS Unable to Obtain 91 Percent of Needed Medications for 2022

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF The Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), which provides medical coverage for more than 38 percent of the nation’s population, reported Friday, Dec. 17, that is was unable to purchase at least 91 percent of the medications it will need in 2022. The IMSS had held a public tender to obtain the medications because allegedly

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Mexico News Roundup

By RICARDO CASTILLO First Coronavirus Case in Mexico Mexico’s Health Secretariat was notified on Saturday, Feb. 1, by the Los Angeles International Airport medical authorities of the confirmed case of a 37-year-old Chinese national and Wuhan native who had visited Mexico as of Jan. 21. Taxi service company Uber acknowledged that the infected person used at least two of its

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Mexican Social Security Institute Director’s Resignations Stirs up Political Hornet’s Nest

By RICARDO CASTILLO In what constituted the first internal rupture of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) administration, Senator Germán Martínez Cázares, director of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), turned in his resignation on Tuesday, May 21, after denouncing “pernicious interference” from Treasury Secretariat (Hacienda) officials, apparently acting on orders from Treasury Secretary Carlos Urzúa. Martínez Cázares read

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