causesThe Ministry of Health granted 101 accreditations to 89 healthcare facilities through its dependency Sub-Ministry for Integration and Development in the Health Sector. The accreditations granted will allow those establishments accessing the resources of the Social Protection System in Health and be able to care for people which affiliated to the ‘Seguro Popular’, which is the Mexican insurance scheme that provides health services to people who are not affiliated to other social security services.

The establishments belong to the health services in the states of Aguascalientes, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Distrito Federal, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Michoacan, Nayarit, Nuevo Leon, Puebla, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Tamaulipas and Querétaro.

According with the press release, 84 accreditations were granted to establishments for their capacity, security and quality; ensuring the benefits established in the Seguro Popular’s Universal Health Services Catalogue (CAUSES).

In addition, 17 accreditations were granted nationwide to high-resolution care facilities, including Children’s Hospital of Mexico ‘Federico Gomez’, Teleton Children’s Hospital of Oncology in Queretaro, Regional High Specialty Hospital of Cd. Victoria, Regional High Specialty Hospital of Ixtapaluca, and High Specialty Regional Hospital of the Bajio. The accreditation will allow the health facilities accessing to the Protection Fund Against Catastrophic Expenditures (FPGC).

In total, 89 healthcare facilities received CAUSES and FPGC credentials, since some hospitals received both accreditations.

These accreditations that allow the reception of resources from the Social Protection System in Health will have a regional and national impact, since will extend health care for conditions such as congenital malformations in pediatric patients, corneal transplants, cochlear implants, cataract and neonates with respiratory failure and prematurity, among others.

These actions are added to the efforts for preventing catastrophic population’s health expenditures, while combining energies to provide financial protection to Mexicans who do not have social security.

Currently, the General Directorate of Quality and Health Education has granted 11,447 establishments for having access to CAUSES and 884 establishments for FPCGC.

The accreditation process includes the evaluation of a fixed or mobile health unit, in order to monitor adherence to criteria or standards of capacity, quality of care and patient safety, which apply to all healthcare facilities with first and second care level, or highly specialized services.

Through: Secretaría de Salud (Mexico’s Ministry of Health)