With the extension of the agreement, 50 hospitals will be added to the Covid network, with at least 150 beds.

Angel Martinez

With the warning from Under Secretary of Health Hugo Lopez-Gatell that the pandemic will continue to be active and will hardly be eradicated, the federal government and private initiative have agreed to expand the agreement between the two. parties and providing care to patients with Covid-19.

Thus, 50 private hospitals in total will have 150 beds for free and immediate care.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador stressed that the aim of this agreement is to ensure adequate care for patients with Covid-19.

“And he was also chosen so that in private hospitals seriously ill Covid patients be treated. This was not considered in the first stage of the agreement, now this new conversion is underway so that there are fewer public hospitals, but the best because we have beds available […] we are going to make an effort to select, this is already being done with the participation of states and the best public hospitals to save more lives. And this agreement with the private sector will be added ”

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador

The president hoped that the death toll would be reduced and took the opportunity to report that 80 ambulances will be purchased with savings on the salaries of senior officials.

“We all get our full salary and bonus, in this case the proportional part of the bonus. And those who wish to do so voluntarily deposit their contribution in a space account. We will announce soon how much has been collected […] and I foresee that this money, which is about 80 to 100 million pesos, will be used to buy ambulances. “

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador

At the morning conference at the National Palace, it was also reported that 4 million Mexicans have been treated at home for the disease.

Under Secretary López Gatell explained that to date there is a record 98 thousand 861 dead and two states with a red light: Chihuahua and Durango.

President López Obrador thanked the support of private companies and foundations that have funded hospitals and provided infrastructure, health personnel and medicines during the health emergency so far.

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