Edgar Arteaga
Director of the Medical Division
Intermedica
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Better Gas Management, Better Health Services

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 17:56

Q: What are the main solutions Inframedica offers the healthcare sector?

A: Inframedica offers design, engineering and installation of supply networks for oxygen and medical gas through our wholesale and retail sales to hospitals and small clinics. We have good relationships with many medical groups, such as Ángeles, StarMédica, Hospital San José, Hospital ABC and Beneficiencia Española.

Q: What strategy do you implement to ensure these clients stay with you from the start to the end of a project?

A: Our solid infrastructure allows us to guarantee the maximum strength, efficacy, professionalism and responsibility that our customers deserve. With hospital projects, we have a complete team of specialists who are ready to collaborate on each part of the project. We collaborate with the main health institutions and physicians in respiratory care in Mexico. Such is the case of Seguro Popular, which uses our solutions to provide services in respiratory care to low-income populations.

Q: How do you manage your distribution?

A: We have the largest distribution network in the country, which guarantees the delivery of medicinal oxygen to hospitals, clinics, homes of patients and those patients with affiliated insurance companies or government institutions. This network is supported by 30 production plants and 200 sales points across the country.

Q: How are you addressing sleep issues?

A: We have a high-tech sleep clinic for the diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. We treat more than 1,000 patients and we have more than 80 mobile clinics across the country offering this service.

Q: What innovation is possible in the gas distribution market?

A: The cooperation with our main partners, Air Products and Chemicals, allows us to modernize and use vanguard equipment for the supply of medicinal gases that contribute to long-term competitiveness.

Q: As a market leader, what is the added value Inframedica brings to the healthcare industry?

A: We are investing in large infrastructure to provide services to treat diseases with high mortality in Mexico, like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, which in 2016 became the third cause of death in Mexico. We also develop alliances with the main health organizations and institutions that have allowed us to create solutions for the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients.