Mexico City.-Public information about Mexico’s health system is incomplete, outdated and messy, just when required in the face of the spread of coronavirus, Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity (MCCI) said.” The most relevant information on the current health system capacities to care for patients requiring hospitalization, as well as the state of hospital infrastructure at the national level, has restricted or incomplete access,” warns MCCI report.
“Full records of the number of census or hospital beds, the location of health clinics, care units and hospitals, as well as the number of medical personnel available in each, are out of date. The last cut to be accessed is December 2018.” The report, published today, is based on information that should be provided by the federal Ministry of Health (Ssa), and warned that it will soon analyze data from IMSS and ISSSTE. He added that only on Thursday, March 19, following the second death in Mexico attributable to Covid-19, the Ssa changed the website where official communiqués are updated. And he remarked the importance of having public, accessible and organized information on the capabilities of the Mexican health system.” Citizens, local governments, media and employers in the private and public sectors require access to the most up-to-date health records in order to take action and react with opportunity in an already collapsing health system”, indicates the report.