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The Week in Health: INSABI´s challenges

By Miriam Bello | Fri, 01/17/2020 - 12:22

Even though INSABI´s panorama is not getting better, things are getting clearer. Last week we faced confusion and discontent, this week, things like fees and service offer are quite clearer. As a result of last week´s confusion about INSABI´s charging fees to some patients, Juan Ferrer, INSABI´S director attended the “mañanera” conference and several other media to inform the actual operation and capacities of the institute.


Fees will be charged to people requiring third level attention services from INSABI. It is still unknown the exact date that these services will be for free.

President Lopez Obrador calls for support to ensure that National Institute for Welfare (INSABI) works in all states and for doctors to bring the best services for the patient.

For the states that do not want to work with INSABI, the federal government will not be giving them part of the budget assigned for the Institute. Currently, there are 13 states that have already signed in, the other 19 have 15 days to decide if they are joining or not.

According to the Subsecretary of the Ministry of Health, in 2019, medicine suppliers were selling the Mexican government HVI medicines that are no longer in use globally.

IMSS presents 35 new holders of the IMSS Decentralized Administrative Operation Bodies. These appointments were well received by the media and health experts.

As a way of improving healthcare services, IMSS ensures commitment with INSABI´s operations and reveals actions to strengthen medical care for beneficiaries and population without social security. 

Mexico City reveals that the University of Health is ready and opens up admission calls for students and academics to join. This university will be focused on attending people in rural Mexico.


Argentinian researchers reveal smart clothing for newborns that will reduce the risk of dying for common causes at that stage.

2020  is seen as a decisive year for many countries on cannabis regulations.

US study reveals that sepsis is one of the biggest causes of death around the world. 

Miriam Bello Miriam Bello Senior Journalist and Industry Analyst