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Pharmacies Why do people prefer them to the public health system? – The finances

Pharmacies Why do people prefer them to the public health system? – The finances

Various criticisms have been raised by the Deputy Minister of Health Hugo López-Gatell I declare it loose health centers of pharmacies should disappear because they are a risk for Health; However, Mexicans prefer to go to them instead of being treated in public hospitals, at the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) or the Institute of Security and Social Services for Government Employees (ISSTE).

Four of the 10 patients were seen drug offices They even have health insurance from IMSS, ISSSTE or any federal hospitalbut they avoid going to those institutions because attention it might take from eight hours, several weeks or even months of waiting for an appointment, he said Oscar Zavala Martinezpresident of the National Association of Multidisciplinary Medicines Medicines, Health Centers and Health Centers (simple), in an interview with El Financiero.

“About 42 percent of the patients who show up our pharmacy offices has some form of social security, this means that patients, despite that, prefer to go to our offices”.

According to the interviewee, people prefer pharmacy offices for the following reasons:

  • Close to home
  • Speed ​​of receiving medical care
  • Avoid the suffering of bureaucracy
  • The cost of a consultation is between 50 pesos

López-Gatell v. the health centers

On Tuesday, the Minister of Health pointed out that the Hon doctor’s offices should disappear because they involve health risks by not solving the underlying diseases.

“The basic idea that these clinics started to become famous for was immediate resolution, because you simply need to stand in the office and be seen. Someone with diabetes, hypertension or chronic lung or heart disease, like a large part of the Mexican population, these health centers will not solve or even could endanger your health and your life. This is documented,” said Hugo López-Gatell during the morning conference of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

-With information from Alejandra Rodriguez.

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