Mexico City, Mexico — In just five days, the International Call for Medical Specialists received 419 completed applications, of which 273 are from abroad, reported the Government of Mexico.
The applications received are mainly from Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia and Nicaragua, reported the general director of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), Zoé Aburto Robledo.
In a morning press conference with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, he indicated that this initiative will help cover 749 vacancies in 43 different specialties in 54 hospitals in rural communities.
The job offer integrates a gross monthly salary of 53,569 pesos and includes a round trip plane ticket, from the place of origin to the workplace as well as procedures and payments of immigration requirements and academic validation in Mexico.
In addition, benefits such as vacation pay, Christmas bonus, savings fund and support for food and lodging are contemplated, explained the head of the IMSS.
He said that the call is aimed at foreign applicants, however, Mexican doctors are also invited to register.
Meanwhile, the National Call for General Practitioners and Nursing Personnel is still open with the aim of covering first and second level medical units in Nayarit, Tlaxcala, Baja California Sur, Sonora and Campeche.
To date, there are 2,949 general practitioners, 1,511 specialist nurses and 12,248 general nursing assistants.
López Obrador pointed out that these strategies are focused on guaranteeing the people of Mexico the right to health, offering a first-rate service in which medical personnel are present on all shifts.
“Work is being done on a general diagnosis and progress is being made little by little so that everything that is needed can be resolved and that first-class care be given,” he said.
“Guarantee universal, quality, free health to all Mexicans, that is the objective,” he said.