During this administration, in the health sector, over 640 hospital units and over 2,900 outpatient units have been built, strengthened or modernized, through an investment of over $39 billion pesos.

In these four years, we have promoted training and refresher courses for medical personnel.

“We must ensure that every Mexican has effective access to quality health care; we must universalize health services. To achieve this, we must make more efficient use of available material and human resources”. EPN

Highlights of 2016:

1 Chinconcuac Municipal Hospital, State Rehabilitation  and Education Center in Toluca and Center for Visually Handicapped Persons, Naucalpan (January 4).

-Three units were launched in the state of Mexico, with an investment of over 350 million pesos. 

-Together, they will benefit over 8.7 million inhabitants.


2 IMSS Regional Hospital 270, Tampico (January 5).

-With an investment of over $1 billion pesos, over 1,700 health professionals and 42 specialties, it will benefit half a million people.


3. New Surgical Tower of Eduardo Liceaga Mexico General Hospital (January 6)

-As a result of an investment of $730 million pesos, this complex will be available to 15 million users, who will have access to specialized operations such as transplants, heart surgery and neurosurgery.


5 Traumatology and Orthopedics Hospital (February 2).

-Built with an investment of over $750 million pesos, this hospital will provide nearly 3.5 million inhabitants of Puebla and Veracruz with specialized care.


6. Military Health Science Center (March 16)

-The installations of the Military Health Sciences Center, the Center for Timely Breast Cancer Detection and the Oncology and Ophthalmology Emergency Areas were inaugurated.

-The new installations provide training for military doctors and will serve the military population and rights holders.

-With an investment of over $1.87 billion pesos for the benefit of over 1.1 million people, including active and retired military men from the Mexican Army and Air Force, and their dependents.


7 Tulancingo General Hospital – Health: Integral Health Model (March 28)

-It will benefit approximately 600,000 people in this region of the state of Hidalgo and neighboring states.

-The Pilot Program for the Integral Care Model is being implemented in Tulancingo General Hospital, and in the states of Durango, Guanajuato and Yucatán.

-This model is linked to tertiary hospitals in Mexico City, to refer patients when required.


8. Affiliation of High School and University Students to the Mexican Social Security Institute (April 18)

-The government has made a major effort to affiliate high school and university students to the Mexican Social Security Institute.

-Approximately three million students have already been affiliated and the government’s goal is to affiliate seven million.


9 Mazatlán Regional Military Specialties Hospital (August 29).

-Members of the Mexican Army and Air Force attached to the 3rd Military Region and their relatives will have access to more sophisticated, quality medical services, without having to travel to other cities.

-This hospital has latest generation equipment with highly trained health professionals. It has 200 beds and 32 specialties for the entire Northeast Region Military Health Service, to attend seven states: Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Durango, Nayarit, Sinaloa and Sonora.

-In addition to the Mazatlán Regional Military Specialties hospital, other works were recently completed: the Center for the Timely Detection of Breast Cancer and the modernization of the Central Military Hospital, where the oncology and ophthalmology areas were renovated.


10 The IMSS is the largest Social Security Institute in Latin America (October 26).

This year, more and better services for rights holders have been consolidated:

  • Surgical operations are performed at the weekend, which reduces the waiting times for patients requiring the service.
  • Waiting times for assigning hospital beds have been reduced by 76%.
  • Compulsory visits by retirees to prove that they are still alive have been eliminated.
  • The paperwork to enable pregnant women to be attended at private health institutions has been simplified.
  • Invaluable work has been undertaken in the fight against cervical-uterine and breast cancer.
  • The Heart Attack Code was created, which has saved the lives of hundreds of patients.


11. IMSS Digital Medical Appointments (December 13)

-Rights holders will be able to arrange for an appointment with a GP with a smart phone or tablet.

-This tool will make it possible to process 500,000 appointments daily.

-The digitalization of services provided by the Mexican Social Security Institute and other government agencies is designed to make life easier for users.