The Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) said that in the last 10 months it has treated 73 thousand 375 suspected and confirmed patients of covid-19 remotely, in the different family medicine units of the institute at the state level.
According to the IMSS, in addition to attending the daily consultation, 856 family doctors assigned to the 53 FMUs in the state have worked intensively in remote medical care, and by telephone they give protocol follow-up for 10 days to the state of health of their patients, which includes verification of their arrival at the hospital if required.
Through a statement, the institution pointed out that patients arrive at the filter installed in the main access of the medical unit, in which they state if they refer to a headache, fever or any other symptoms.
The patient with symptoms is sent to the Social Security Respiratory Care Module (MARSS) installed in all the IMSS FMUs in Nuevo León.
Either in the MARSS itself or in the emergency respiratory module of the unit, the patient undergoes the rapid antigen test.
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If it is positive, the doctors make a very precise assessment of the saturation and the clinical picture in general to give indications.
If hospitalization is required, the doctor makes the link with the Second Level of Care, so that they receive the patient and later also verifies if the hospitalization was actually carried out.
If a hospitalization is not necessary, the patient can be sent home with remote medical care, which begins with the issuance of 14 days of disability.
The IMSS mentioned that all suspected or confirmed patients receive a kit containing medications, an oximeter, face masks, home care leaflets and alcohol gel for hand hygiene, and it will be their family doctor who will be in charge of supervising them for the next 10 days your clinical condition to act promptly and avoid health complications.
This service is provided throughout the state of Nuevo León, from the south at FMU No. 53 in the town known as “La Chona”, adjacent to San Luis Potosí, to FMU No. 48 in Anáhuac, located in the north and that borders Tamaulipas.
Even in the case of negative patients, if they present symptoms, the IMSS doctor will continue to monitor their health due to the possibility that a low viral load at the time of the test has influenced the result and to prevent them from acting as transmitters of the virus to the community.