IMSS Jalisco and OPD Health Services Sign Agreement Benefitting Rural Communities

IMSS Jalisco and OPD Health Services Sign Agreement Benefitting Rural Communities

The IMSS in Jalisco and the Public Decentralized Health Services Organization (OPD,) signed an agreement for the subrogation of services providing medical care to more than 23,000 beneficiaries residing in hard-to-reach areas.

The head of the IMSS in Jalisco, Dra. Edith Bermúdez Alonzo, and the director of the OPD, Dr. José de Jesús Méndez de Lira, signed a document that guarantees care in 27 OPD Health Centers to people who have social security, but live in areas of difficult access. Services will include Family Medicine consultations, Emergency services, Stomatology services, monitoring of chronic-degenerative diseases and pregnancy, as well as Preventive Medicine and application of vaccines.

The units that are part of said agreement are located in the communities of Cuquío, Atemajac de Brizuela, Atengo, Chiquilistlán, Juchitlán, Cuautitlán de García Barragán, Villa Purificación, Jilotlán de los Dolores, Tolimán, Zapotitlán de Vadillo, Copala, Atenguillo, Guachinango, Hostotipaquillo, Mixtlán, San Marcos, San Sebastián del Oeste, Huejúcar, Huejuquilla, Totatiche, Villa Guerrero, Concepción de Buenos Aires, La Manzanilla, Mezquitic, El Tuito, Yelapa and Tuxcacuesco.

The head of the IMSS in Jalisco, Edith Bermúdez Alonzo, said that the signing of this document reiterates, as it has been for 30 years, the commitment of both agencies to the health of the population, regardless of their geographical location, all in order to generate a better quality of life for all age groups.

The official explained that, in addition to the care already mentioned to the more than 23,000 beneficiaries, the timely detection of preventable diseases such as diabetes mellitus and arterial hypertension is also carried out, and they are referred to the Second and even Third Level of Attention when they require the consultation of a specialist.

The head of Health Services, José de Jesús Méndez de Lira, affirmed that with the signing of this agreement, inter-institutional ties are strengthened and at the same time teamwork is promoted for the benefit of the Jalisco people who live in remote areas, by offering them the possibility of receiving quality medical care with human warmth.

In the OPD Health Centers, IMSS Jalisco beneficiaries can also carry out Affiliation and Validity of Rights procedures, as well as temporary incapacity for work, schedule medical appointments, and fill their prescriptions.

The agreement was carried out in the presence of the head of the Ministry of Health in Jalisco, Dr. Fernando Petersen Aranguren, as well as the representatives of each of the XIII health regions into which the entity is divided.