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Quintana Roo joins National Health Agreement to ensure free care for less fortunate

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The State of Quintana Roo has signed an agreement that will ensure the less fortunate received free health care. On Tuesday, Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa signed the agreement, joining 22 other states across Mexico.

The National Agreement for the Federalization of Health Services was promoted by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Governors of 23 states have joined this Agreement to have a single, universal, public, free, preventive and social justice health system.

In Quintana Roo, the Oncological Hospital of Chetumal, the Community Hospital of Tulum and the Nicolás Bravo Hospital, currently in charge of the IMSS-Bienestar, have been transferred to INSABI.

INSABI (Instituto de Salud para el Bienestar), is the Institute of Health for Welfare. It is a government agency that provides medical services to those people who are not covered by the Mexican Social Security Institute or the Institute for Social Security and Services for State Workers.

Based on the New Agreement for Wellbeing and Development in Quintana Roo, work is being done so that the people who need it most have access to health services.

On Tuesday, López Obrador reported that with the signed National Agreement for the Federalization of Health Services, 53.2 million Mexicans will have the right to receive free medical care.

“The agreement will benefit 80 percent of the population that does not have social security in the country. In addition, it will allow the transfer of 707 hospitals and 13,966 health centers to the IMSS Bienestar network,” he explained.

“With this, IMSS Bienestar becomes the largest public health care system on the planet. It is a challenge that could only have occurred in a transformative government such as the government of President López Obrador,” the General Director of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), Zoé Robledo Aburto said.