Mexico Fills Positions for National Doctors With Cuban Specialists

14ymedio, Ángel Salinas, Mexico, 7 June 2024 — Cuban specialists are filling positions in Tamaulipas rejected by Mexican doctors because the work clinics are “far from the state capital,” said Marggid Rodríguez Avendaño, coordinator of the IMSS State Welfare. As the director of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), Zoé Robledo, said last April, … Continue reading “Mexico Fills Positions for National Doctors With Cuban Specialists”

Mexico Fails To Fulfill Its Promise To Send Cuban Doctors to the State of San Luis Potosí

In the state, a shortage of specialists and a shortage of medicines prevail, an opponent denounces. 14ymedio, Mexico City, 21 May 2024 — More than two years after Mexico formalized its hiring of Cuban doctors, none of the 929 specialists who have arrived in the country have been sent to San Luis Potosí. Thus, “the … Continue reading “Mexico Fails To Fulfill Its Promise To Send Cuban Doctors to the State of San Luis Potosí”

Mexico Accelerates Its Import of Cuban Doctors To Reach the ‘Goal’ of 1,200

The director of the Mexican Social Security Institute announces the arrival of another 123 health workers after a meeting in Havana with Miguel Díaz-Canel The opposition candidate Xóchitl Gálvez accuses the Government of “financing a dictatorship” 14ymedio/EFE, Mexico City, 13 May 2024 — “Strengthen health cooperation between both countries.” With those words, Mexico defined in … Continue reading “Mexico Accelerates Its Import of Cuban Doctors To Reach the ‘Goal’ of 1,200”

Mexico Fires Hundreds of Its Own Doctors As It Prepares To Receive More Cuban Doctors

14ymedio, Ángel Salinas, Mexico, 2 April 2024 — Mexican doctors belonging to the Institute of Health and Welfare (Insabi) denounce the numerous dismissals of national staff, while the Government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador prepares to receive another group of Cuban specialists. They will join their 806 compatriots, with the intention of establishing a base … Continue reading “Mexico Fires Hundreds of Its Own Doctors As It Prepares To Receive More Cuban Doctors”

Mexico Will Extend the Agreement To Receive Doctors From Cuba for One Year

14ymedio/EFE, Mexico, 12 September 2023 — The Government of Mexico will extend for another year the agreement with Cuba to hire specialists from the Island. The director of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), Zoé Robledo, insisted this Tuesday that it is to cover the staff deficit in public health. In the same appearance, at … Continue reading “Mexico Will Extend the Agreement To Receive Doctors From Cuba for One Year”

Mexico Has Paid Havana About 10 Million Dollars for 718 Cuban Medical Specialists

14ymedio, Ángel Salinas, Mexico, 15 July 2023 — The Mexican Government paid Cuba $9,667,115 between July 2022 and May of this year for a contingent of 718 doctors, according to a source from the Ministry of Health who requested anonymity. Of the specialists, 128 are still receiving training or processing the necessary documentation to practice, … Continue reading “Mexico Has Paid Havana About 10 Million Dollars for 718 Cuban Medical Specialists”

Cuban Doctors Announce a Gallbladder Surgery in a Hospital in Mexico Where Nurses Are Lacking

14ymedio, Ángel Salinas, Mexico, 23 May 2023 — The Government of Mexico updated the number of Cuban specialists who are working in hospitals. According to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, there are 700 health workers who “provide their services for the benefit of the Mexican people,” but he did not offer details about the remote … Continue reading “Cuban Doctors Announce a Gallbladder Surgery in a Hospital in Mexico Where Nurses Are Lacking”

Mexico Doubles the Hiring of Cuban Doctors With 600 More

14ymedio, Havana, 14 March 2023 — Mexico extended its health agreement with Cuba and will hire another 600 specialists from the Island. As announced on Tuesday by the director of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), Zoé Robledo, the agreement was finalized with the Cuban Medical Services Marketer, responsible for selecting the health group and … Continue reading “Mexico Doubles the Hiring of Cuban Doctors With 600 More”

Mexico Buys Medicines From Cuba for More Than $84 Million

14ymedio, Ángel Salinas, Mexico, 13 February 2022 — The Government of Mexico announced the purchase in Cuba of medicines for anesthesiology, pulmonology, ophthalmology and cancer treatment. According to the Secretary of Health, Jorge Alcocer Varela, for the “already consolidated” acquisition, the Island will receive 84,425 dollars as part of the new health agreement that was … Continue reading “Mexico Buys Medicines From Cuba for More Than $84 Million”

‘Here We Do Not Receive a Salary, Only a Stipend’, Admits a Cuban Doctor in Mexico

14ymedio, Mexico, February 2, 2023 — The 620 Cuban doctors who have been in Mexico since January 27 receive from the Government of Cuba “a stipend for their needs.” With those words spoken in an improvised interview, uploaded to YouTube by the newspaper Reforma, the Cuban geriatrician Juan Andrés Echemendía, stressed: “We do not receive … Continue reading “‘Here We Do Not Receive a Salary, Only a Stipend’, Admits a Cuban Doctor in Mexico”

Mexico Opens 749 New Positions with High Salaries for Doctors and More Than a Hundred are Cubans

14ymedio, Havana, 22 October 2022 — The Government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador will pay more than $2,600 a month for each of the 749 foreign doctors he invited on October 11 to fill positions in remote areas of Mexico. The amount almost doubles the $1,400 that national physicians currently receive, according to data from … Continue reading “Mexico Opens 749 New Positions with High Salaries for Doctors and More Than a Hundred are Cubans”

At Least 20 of the 277 Cuban Doctors in Mexico Don’t Have a Defined Specialty

14ymedio, Havana, 13 September 2022 — The Mexican Government published on Tuesday a list of the specialties into which the 277 Cuban doctors are divided from the more than 600 that it intends to import to fill places in remote areas of the country. Of these, 20 don’t appear with a specialty, but with the … Continue reading “At Least 20 of the 277 Cuban Doctors in Mexico Don’t Have a Defined Specialty”

Report Reveals ‘The Military Truth Behind the Cuban Medical Missions in Mexico

14ymedio, Madrid, August 26, 2022 — The characteristics of the last Cuban medical brigade imported by Mexico, which began to arrive in the last week of July, offer no doubt about the spurious interests behind the facade of humanitarian collaboration with which they have been sold to public opinion. “They are all military” and “none … Continue reading “Report Reveals ‘The Military Truth Behind the Cuban Medical Missions in Mexico”

Mexico Will Pay Cuba More than a Million Dollars a Month for 641 Healthcare Workers

14ymedio, Ángel Salinas, Mexico, 9 August 2022 — Finally, 641 Cuban doctors will be hired by the Mexican government to fill vacancies in precarious areas. The director of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), Zoé Robledo, indicated that these healthcare workers will be integrated into the Health Plan for Well-being and that “115 are … Continue reading “Mexico Will Pay Cuba More than a Million Dollars a Month for 641 Healthcare Workers”

A Mexican Senator Denounces Payment of 13 Million Dollars to Cuba for ‘False Doctors’

14ymedio, Havana, 20 September 2021 — The coordinator in the Mexican Senate of the opposition National Action Party (PAN), Julen Rementería, denounced this Monday that the highest authorities of Mexico and Cuba “orchestrated a fraud” of 255,873,177 million pesos (about 12,692,940 million dollars ) to the detriment of the Mexican Health budget by hiring 585 … Continue reading “A Mexican Senator Denounces Payment of 13 Million Dollars to Cuba for ‘False Doctors’”