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The senator of the Republic of Veracruz, Julen Rementería, accused on Twitter this Monday President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his Cuban counterpart, Miguel Díaz-Canel for defrauding the Mexican health budget of more than $ 12 million dollars.
“They hired 585 bogus doctors (who have no degree) to treat Mexican patients with COVID-19, ″ wrote the senator.
Rementería explained that the Institute of Health for Well-being (Insabi) approved economic resources to the Government of Mexico City to hire Cuban health professionals who, according to the senator, They did not have the necessary preparation to practice in the Aztec country, mandatory requirement to be a doctor.
According to the senator, Insabi transferred more than $ 6 million dollars to the government of the Mexican capital to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in that region.
Rementería also indicated that he requested from the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) data about Cubans such as copies of professional titles and their accreditation to work in Mexico. However, the government entity responded that they “they do not have the necessary competence”To give such information.
“This means that the IMSS accepted foreign persons as “doctors” without confirming that they were graduates and he put them to treat COVID patients in the middle of the pandemic, “said the Veracruz politician.
The senator assured that he also contacted the Institute of Social Security and Services for State Workers (ISSSTE), the Secretariat of Health of Mexico, the National Institute of Migration and the National Commission of Medical Arbitration to request the same data, but none could provide them.
Finally, Rementería showed the response of the National Commission of Medical Arbitration (Conamed) in which they responded that in their database they also do not have any information about the professional titles of Cubans who entered the country thanks to agreements biannual between Mexico and Cuba during the pandemic.
“They paid 255 million pesos for 585 false doctors during THREE MONTHS, that is, each one cost us Mexicans $ 437,390.05 in total. While a CERTIFIED Mexican doctor in our country earns $ 17,000 a month in the IMSS and they have them without tools to work, “he wrote.
“We want those responsible to respondan before the law ”, Rementería concluded.