· The government's
highest priority is to ensure the health of our society, he declared.
· He spent
time with child patients at Mexico General Hospital suffering from various
diseases, with whom he shared a traditional cake known as Rosca de Reyes.
children are great warriors. You are fighting to recover and have the
opportunity to live. You have set an example through your fighting spirit and
above all, your great efforts to overcome adversity," he said.
As he inaugurated
the new Surgical Tower at Doctor Eduardo Liceaga Mexico General Hospital,
President Enrique Peña Nieto stressed the government’s commitment to Mexicans’
health. “The government's highest priority is to ensure the
health of our society,” he declared.
He said that
in order to fulfill that commitment, “We have devoted these days to inaugurating
and setting in operation various types of infrastructure within our country both
in situ and remotely.”
the government’s commitment, “To creating more decent, modern, attractive
spaces, with advanced technology, to improve Mexicans’ health.”
event, the president also presented the Recognition of Medical Merit Award to Dr.
Octavio Rivero, celebrated Nurses’ Day, and spent time with child patients at Mexico
General Hospital suffering from various diseases, with whom he shared a
traditional Rosca de Reyes.
Peña Nieto said: “You children are great warriors. You are fighting to recover and have the opportunity to live. You have
set an example through your fighting spirit and above all, your great efforts
to overcome adversity and difficult times," he said.
that, as a government, “What we are doing is putting medical services, the most
advanced, best technologies and above all medical staff and nurses at the
service of your health.”
He hoped that
in 2016, these children will recover, “Their health and win the battle they are
waging.” Today, he added, “By cutting this Rosca and
accompanying you, I hope that you will achieve this and have a great year in 2016:
health and a long life for everyone.”
explained that for decades, Mexico General Hospital, “Has been a school, a
place for research, and above all a place that has served millions of Mexicans
who have required medical care.”
He noted that
progress has been made, “In the construction of new infrastructure, with the
use of the latest, most modern technologies, making it possible to provide
better healthcare for Mexicans.”
As he thanked
the country’s over 300,000 nurses, the president said that nothing replaces
"the warmth, humane treatment or closeness of those who look after those
coping with illness.”
He also congratulated
Dr. Octavio Rivero Serrano, to whom he presented the Medical Merit Award.
He said that
Dr. Rivero Serrano, “Is a great example and inspiration for Mexicans who want
another country, a strong, modern one that is progressing.”
must make an effort for Mexico to continue advancing and progressing, and for more
Mexicans, as in the case of Dr. Rivero, to see their hopes and aspirations materialize
and achieve true personal fulfillment,” he said .
MEXICO GENERAL HOSPITAL’S SURGICAL TOWER ONE OF THE WORLD’S FINEST: MERCEDES JUAN LÓPEZ
Minister of Health
Mercedes Juan López said that the new Surgical Tower at Mexico General Hospital,
in which the federal government invested 730 million pesos, is on a par with the
world’s best and will allow the population affiliated to the Popular Insurance
Scheme, those with the least resources, to receive higher quality care.
As a result,
she said, the 110-year-old hospital remains at the forefront of medical
that, “Having a health infrastructure of this magnitude has been made possible
by Tax Reform, which makes it possible to support families with the lowest incomes. And the beneficiaries are precisely those affiliated to the Popular
Insurance Scheme; 57.3 million who now have access to these wonderful
facilities and top quality service.”
that, “Now, more than ever, we need healthy generations, able to contribute to
national development,” promoted by President Enrique Peña Nieto through
structural reforms. “As you have
said, this is the year to reap benefits,” she told the president.
The minister of health added that
the reforms will impact, “Favorably in various fields of the economy, education
and especially health care to achieve the scaffolding of a more prosperous,
inclusive and healthy Mexico you have encouraged us to achieve.”
that the Mexico General Hospital Surgical Tower has 118 beds and provides transplants,
general, endovascular and short stay surgery, endoscopy, intensive and
intermediate care. It also has 15 operating rooms, one called a hybrid
operating room, equipped with the latest technology and an integral surgical
area, permitting interdisciplinary action for transoperatory diagnosis and
performing a wide variety of highly specialized procedures.
congratulated the more than 300,000 nurses in the country, in all the
institutions in the National Health System, since today is Nurses’ Day, and Dr.
Octavio Rivero Serrano, who received the Medical Merit Award 2015 from President
Enrique Peña Nieto.
that this year, in Mexico General Hospital, work will continue on the new
Pneumology and Cardiology, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Towers, in
which 400 million pesos will be invested.
announced that in 2016, a federal investment of over 3.2 billion pesos will be
made to complete health works, thereby fulfilling six of President Enrique Peña