This July 1, the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) in Jalisco commemorates its 76 years of service to beneficiaries in the Entity.
The head of the IMSS in Jalisco, Karla Guadalupe López López, recalled that this was the third headquarters of the agency in the country. Its initial infrastructure, in 1946, consisted of three rented premises, one of them in the Historic Center of Guadalajara
In addition, he pointed out that during the first year 2,578 employers were affiliated, providing a service for 49,429 users, including workers and families.
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During the year 1958, the first unit was built expressly for the dependency, it is the Zone Clinic No. 1, now the Family Medicine Unit (UMF) in the Agua Azul area, much visited by families from Guadalajara for recreational purposes. . Shortly after, the Ayala Hospital, location of the first IMSS Jalisco Medical Center, was acquired.
López López explained that the objective was to treat and even prevent conditions typical of the work and home environments, later medical and surgical advances would be madesuch as the first kidney transplant in Jalisco or the first block transplant (liver and kidney) at the same time.
He stressed that in the face of the emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the unit not only established strategies to effectively care for seriously ill patients with said pathology, such as “Operation Minerva”, which consisted of the maximum reconversion of hospital beds with ventilatory support and remote follow-up of patients who recovered at home from mild conditions, but also provided care that resonated nationally.
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An example of this is the case of Vanesa, a patient with SARS-CoV-2 who fell into a coma for 12 days after giving birth and stabilized after her care at the Regional General Hospital (HGZ) No. 46; Another case is that of Rodriguito, a Tamaulipas less than two years old, who was the first liver transplant at the Pediatric Hospital during the pandemic.
Another of the visible initiatives of the IMSS Jalisco was to vaccinate everyone over 18 years of age against the coronavirus, with the itinerant module of the “Vacuvochito”, a vehicle that visited points of greatest affluence in the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area (ZMG), and the “vaccinating pangas”, boats that made it possible to immunize residents of Jalisco and tourists in difficult-to-access coastal areas.
The official assured that the dependency continues to grow, with projects underway that will expand the benefits for the beneficiariessuch as the rehabilitation of the Medical Unit located in Arandas, the first in Jalisco with a universal care scheme, as well as the start-up of a Mixing Center for oncological drugs and the rehabilitation of the new School of Nursing.
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