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Weekly Roundups

Transformations Coming Our Way

By Miriam Bello | Fri, 02/14/2020 - 14:36

This week, as the Mexican healthcare sector tries to implement a new way of working, challenges are coming its way. States still reject INSABI and medicine shortages continue, which are both worrying and destabilizing for the sector.

Here is the week in health!

NATIONAL

Due to difficulties at public hospitals, a woman gives birth outside a public hospital after she was denied medical attention due to lack of personnel.

The government announced it is open to medicine acquisition from abroad but the decision has faced resistance from the pharmaceutical industry.

Last week it was Puebla. This week, Toluca calls for results regarding medicine shortages.

The Ministry of Public Administration has made an effort to visit the healthcare institutions and offices denounced for presenting some type of irregularity on their performance.

In Puebla, several cases for sexually transmitted diseases have grabbed the government’s attention as numbers reach a preoccupying rate. 

INTERNATIONAL

As the Coronavirus expands, IMF declared its will to collaborate with China on attending the crisis.

Japan registered the first death to Coronavirus this week. As a result, the country announces investment to prevent more complications.

According to the WHO, tests on coronavirus vaccines will take place in a period of four to five months.

Meanwhile, WHO maintains an ebola sanitary emergency in Congo.

A seven-month legal abortion causes polemic in Colombia. Physiological reasons were the cause of the pregnancy interruption.

As presidential candidate Bernie Sanders ensures free healthcare for American citizens, he ensures his win in many American states.

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Miriam Bello Miriam Bello Journalist and Industry Analyst