How many workers does IMSS have and what is a typical work day like?

How many workers does IMSS have and what is a typical work day like?

As we already informed you, today January 19 marks the anniversary of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS). It was on this date but in 1943 when the decree with which it was officially born was signed. Since then it has established itself as a benchmark for social security in Mexico and Latin America. But have you ever wondered all the services that are provided in a typical work day?

To begin with, the IMSS serves the largest number of the population: in the Ordinary Regime, 71.6 million potential beneficiaries at the end of 2021. While the IMSS-BIENESTAR program has 11.6 million beneficiaries registered.

All the workers that the IMSS has

To serve this entire population, there is a health team made up of 146,000 male and female nurses and more than 84,000 male and female physicians. On a typical day in the IMSS Ordinary Regime, 404 thousand 118 consultations are granted, of which 303 thousand 469 are for Family Medicine, 54 thousand 335 for Specialties, 9 thousand 938 for dental and 36 thousand 916 for Emergencies.

In addition, an average of 832 births, 2,852 surgeries, 710,350 clinical tests, 50,768 Radiodiagnosis studies, 11,338 Echosonography, 6,668 Tomography, 237 Cardiopulmonary Physiology and 901 Magnetic Resonance are attended. In addition, 15 thousand 401 sessions of Inhalotherapy, thousand 844 of Radiotherapy, 7 thousand 529 of Hemodialysis, 21 thousand 215 of Physical Medicine and thousand 48 of Nuclear Medicine, among others.

The IMSS has 1,531 Family Medicine Units (UMF), 251 General Hospitals, 25 High Specialty Medical Units (UMAE), 34 Ambulatory Care Units (UMAA), 16 Eye Care Centers, 10 Cancer Detection and Diagnosis Units of Breast, 18 thousand 774 surgeries, thousand 119 operating rooms, 56 thousand 753 beds, of which 35 thousand 802 are registered, 19 thousand 18 not registered and thousand 933 of Intensive Care.

Transformation caused by the pandemic

To attend to the pandemic, 11 COVID-19 Temporary Assistance Centers (CAT) were built: three in North Mexico City, two in Chihuahua and one in Durango, Poniente State of Mexico, Morelos, Jalisco, Nuevo León and Zacatecas, that allow adding 736 beds.

As a measure to cut chains of contagion, the IMSS relaunched the COVID Permit, so that workers can deliver it to their employers to justify the absence from their jobs. From January 10 to date, through the IMSS Digital application or online, more than 79 thousand permits have been granted.

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The Institute currently has 4,759 Social Security Respiratory Care Modules (MARSS) that provide care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition to 35 MacroMARSS in 17 states, with the aim of identifying people who present any symptoms of respiratory disease and reduce chains of contagion.

Social Security also provides care to the rural population through the IMSS-BIENESTAR program, which has an infrastructure of 80 Rural Hospitals, 3,622 Rural Medical Units, 184 Health Brigades, 140 Mobile Medical Units and 45 Rural Obstetric Care Centers, in 19 states. This program is a precursor in the provision of medical services based on the Comprehensive Health Care Model that links medical care and community action.

In a typical day of work, the IMSS WELFARE grants 51 thousand 466 consultations of Family Medicine, Specialties, Emergencies and Stomatology; 3,593 prenatal consultations, 254 surgeries, 27,663 clinical tests, 248 deliveries, 6,825 gynecological examinations, 1,492 cervical views, 1,287 cytologies, 8,241 assessments of the nutritional status of children under five, 13,668 detections of diabetes and 14 thousand 531 of hypertension.

In terms of incorporation and collection, in 2021 the IMSS reached a historical affiliation of 20 million 620 thousand 148 jobs; the annual growth was more than 840 thousand jobs, the highest in the existence of the Institute. There is a record of one million 53 thousand 670 employer registrations, which is equivalent to an annual growth of 5.3 percent.

Through the Directorate of Incorporation and Collection (DIR), a collection of 382 billion pesos (mp) was achieved, a historical maximum figure since this record was kept and which was 32 billion pesos higher than what was obtained in 2020; 93 of every 100 pesos of the Institute’s income come from worker-employer fees.

In a typical day of work within the IMSS, the DIR collects 1,500 million pesos, carries out 126 control acts, 439 employer registrations, 17,000 procedures at the Subdelegation window, 7.6 thousand certifications for unemployment withdrawal, 899 data corrections of the insured, enters 15.2 million pesos for the determination of the premium and modification of the classification of companies, issues 11,000 tax credits, provides 2,836 telephone orientations and 42,000 orientation and dissemination emails, among other actions.