- Through this collaboration, IPN students will now be able to carry out their social service and/or professional practices at Cofepris.
- A job bank will also be created to integrate polytechnic talents into this Commission.
- It is expected that by the first quarter of 2023 the entire protocol authorization area of the health agency will be digitized thanks to joint work.
To contribute to the growth and strengthening of education, science, technology and innovation, the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) and the Federal Commission for Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) signed an agreement. It consists of laying the general bases for collaboration that will promote joint innovation and research projects and technological development services for health supplies.
The general director of the IPN, Arturo Reyes Sandovaland the owner of Cofepris, Alejandro Ernesto Svarch PerezThey signed the agreement. In this way, it provides for the identification, development, execution and supervision of programs focused on the improvement of regulatory innovation and health protection.
Job opening for students and graduates of the IPN
In the Chamber of Former Directors of the IPN, Reyes Sandoval informed that, as part of the general bases of this agreement, the social service and professional student internships and the creation of a training program.
Other areas in which it focuses is a job bank to integrate polytechnic talents to Cofepris. It will also provide advice to identify and monitor the proper functioning of health establishments within the Polytechnic.
“Cofepris is an essential organization because it has to do with the health of Mexicans and their well-being. Protecting health is extremely important to find new methodologies, developments and innovations and to know how to carry them out”.
He added that the agency carries out a high-priority strategy, by regulating the country’s main industries, products and establishments with economic value, such as pharmaceutical laboratories, beaches, restaurants, flea markets, supermarkets and pharmacies.
Commissioner Svarch Pérez highlighted the importance of the relationship with this house of studies and pointed out the interest of Cofepris so that young people carry out their social service and graduates can join this organization.
Digitize all the work of Cofepris
The federal commissioner reported that, thanks to the combined efforts between IPN and Cofepris, there was a breakthrough in the digitization of research protocols. It is expected that by the first quarter of 2023 the entire protocol authorization area will be digitized, thanks to joint work.
In addition, he reported on the project to train health regulation cadres with personnel graduated from the IPNas well as opening the doors of the health agency for students who wish to do their social service.
The Secretary of Innovation and Social Integration of the IPN, Ricardo Monterrubio Lopezindicated that, with this agreement, it seeks to strengthen the educational and training process of the student community of the Institute and of the Cofepris staff.
Additionally, six work tables were installed in a first stage to follow up on collaboration with the participation of the polytechnic community, particularly the Postgraduate Department; the National School of Biological Sciences (ENCB); the Higher School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Esime) Culhuacán Unit, the Directorate of Social Service Graduates (DESS), the Directorate of Business Services and Technology Transfer (DSETT), and the Directorate of Agreements and Registration Procedures, which have been key in this homework.
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