President Enrique Peña Nieto opened the new Surgical
Tower at the “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga” Mexico General Hospital
During the event, he presented the Medical Merit Award
2015 to Dr. Octavio Rivero Serrano as a well-earned tribute to his passion and
commitment to health, teaching and research and his
outstanding contributions to medicine in the field of Pneumology.
He congratulated Mexico’s nurses on their day, expressing
his highest appreciation and gratitude.
New Tower of Mexico General Hospital
In these three years of government, more than 34
billion pesos have been invested in the entire health sector, for the
completion, construction and modernization of health infrastructure.
This effort includes the new Surgical Tower of Mexico
General Hospital, inaugurated today.
Built with a 730 million peso investment, this complex will serve 15 million users,
who will be able to gain access to specialized interventions such as
transplants, heart surgery and neurosurgery.
Over 110 years, Mexico General Hospital has been a
mainstay of health care, research and teaching in our country. It annually provides more than 1 million consultations and approximately
140,000 surgeries and transplants, an average of 3,000 consultations and 300
surgical procedures per day.
With the new tower, the hospital will concentrate
the greatest technological advances to offer the best treatment. This year will also see the completion of two additional towers for this
hospital, with an investment of 400 million pesos: the Pneumology and
Cardiology Tower and the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Tower.
Eighty-five years ago, January 6 was instituted as
the date to commemorate and acknowledge nurses’ dedication.
The president expressed his congratulations and
appreciation: "You are a key element for the functioning of
the National Health System. Without you, it would be literally impossible to
treat, and cure the millions of Mexicans who visit health institutions.
Congratulations and above all, thank you for your
everyday work on behalf of people’s lives and well-being.