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Weekly Roundups

Towards a Healthier Future

By Miriam Bello | Fri, 02/07/2020 - 14:56

In Mexico, there is an ongoing situation about eradicating corruption in all public institutions and the healthcare sector is no exception. Two weeks ago, the president announced that this sector is presenting the worst cases for corruption in the entire country.

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NATIONAL

Unicef classifies the new Mexican labels on foods and beverages as one of the bests in the world.

According to Unifacc, medicine prices went up 25 percent as a result of shortages, imports from the government and high gasoline prices, which impact directly on their distribution.

Here is an article that explains how the Mexican government has created an uncertain investment ground on the industry and how that translates into negative consequences for companies.

IMSS announced that only 5 percent of its retired staff receives a payment above 10 minimum salaries in Mexico. The announcement was made after accusations against the institute regarding its high retirement budget.

Aguascalientes, Baja California Sur, Guanajuato, Jalisco and Nuevo Leon are officially out of the INSABI regime since they rejected to sign the agreement to work under that new healthcare scheme. They will, however, have access to IMSS-Bienestar infrastructure to care for uninsured population.

On Friday, the chamber of deputies will speak on the challenges and opportunities of the sector giving its actual context.

UNAM foresees that the Coronavirus will potentially reach Mexico this week.

INTERNATIONAL

The Chinese doctor that alerted the world of the existence of the new strand of Coronavirus has died due to this lethal virus in Wuhan. 

China confirms the birth of a baby with coronavirus. The hospital confirms that his mom and nurse carried the virus too.

One of the global breaking news this week was the discovery of a whole cruise with a potential danger of Coronavirus contagion. At least 41 people were diagnosed with the infection.

In the UK, shortages on contraceptives are causing problems and panic among citizens due to the fear of unplanned pregnancies.

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Miriam Bello Miriam Bello Journalist and Industry Analyst