Mexico has hired 436 Cuban medical specialists

Mexico City, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) Eighty-four Cuban doctors will arrive next week, for a total of 436 Cuban specialists have been hired so far, Zoe Robledo, director of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), reported on Tuesday.

At President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s daily morning press briefing, dedicated as every Tuesday to health issues, Robledo said t Cuban doctors are working in 79 municipalities of nine states.

This official detailed they are working in Nayarit (92), Oaxaca (61), Colima (55), Campeche (54), Baja California Sur (30), Tlaxcala (26), Sonora (17), Zacatecas (10), and Veracruz (7).

For his part, Undersecretary of Health Hugo Lopez-Gatell reported that Mexico has reached its lowest level of Covid-19 transmission.

He said the number of Covid-19 cases have been reduced in three months, the lowest level of transmission of the pandemic, and stressed there is also a reduction in hospital beds at 2.0 and 1.0 percent in general occupied beds and beds with ventilators, respectively.

He added there is also a decrease in daily deaths due to Covid-19. He also confirmed the start of vaccination against influenza and that, as every year, about 34 million doses are scheduled to be applied until March next year.


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