IMSS clarified that it has a daily provision of at least 106 beds for COVID-19 patients in the Valley of Mexico

There was a confusion in figures due to a numerical separation due to an administrative procedure (Photo: EFE)
There was a confusion in figures due to a numerical separation due to an administrative procedure (Photo: EFE)

The Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) pointed out this Tuesday night that in the Mexico City, the entity most affected by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), there is a total of 185 beds available to care for patients with the disease; of those, 183 are capable of intubation (with fan).

Through a information card published on his social networks, he also highlighted that The institution has managed to maintain an average availability of beds per day, between 106 and 343 in the Metropolitan Area of ​​the Valley of Mexico, during the last two weeks that have represented greater pressure due to the increase in positive cases for SARS-Cov-2.

It is worth mentioning that this statement is given after that Tuesday afternoon, the IMSS had reported, without making it clear, that there were only “two beds available” for general attention.

However, the medical unit clarified that the numerical separation of beds refers to a administrative Procedure to know how many fans there are, so he assured that these beds can be used for general hospitalization of patients with this disease.

Converted beds

A unit with intubation capacity (Photo: EFE)
A unit with intubation capacity (Photo: EFE)

The Institute indicated that from November 30, 2020 to January 5, 2021, 697 beds have been converted for Mexico City, to have a total of 2,682 for care of patients with COVID-19; meanwhile, for him State of Mexico 427 beds have been converted for a total of 1,772 for COVID care.

He noted that the availability of the number of beds is dynamic it is updated every eight hours.

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According to the most recent update of the Secretary of Health (Ssa), the Mexico City has a record of 22,444 active cases of COVID-19; that is, people who had symptoms in the last 14 days. While the State of Mexico has 4,970 cases.

Family members await reports of patients diagnosed with covid-19 outside a Hospital of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) today, in Mexico City (Mexico).  EFE / José Pazos
Family members await reports of patients diagnosed with covid-19 outside a Hospital of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) today, in Mexico City (Mexico). EFE / José Pazos

Regarding hospital availability, the capital of the country has 86% of general beds occupied and 85% in beds with a fan; while the State of Mexico 82 and 79%, respectively.

Given this scenario, the head of government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, highlighted the union between the different health institutions.

In the pandemic, one of the most important things that has allowed us to serve citizens who are seriously ill is that & nbsp; all health institutions , including the Ministry of National Defense and the Navy, & nbsp; We are operating as a single health system , no matter the eligibility; If you are a beneficiary of the Issste, you will be received at the IMSS or at the health institutes or hospitals in Mexico City

A few weeks ago, medical personnel from other entities arrived at the CDMX to support the health crisis (Photo: Twitter / Tu_IMSS)
A few weeks ago, medical personnel from other entities arrived at the CDMX to support the health crisis (Photo: Twitter / Tu_IMSS)

He also thanked the support of health workers from other states of the Republic and of the Cuban doctors who arrived in the Metropolis to attend to the health emergency.

“It is not only opening a bed, it is opening a bed with all the medical equipment and also with the necessary attention of all the specialists, general practitioners, nurses, etc.”

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