Hit to 83 businesses due to health risk; Cofepris detects irregularities
For the first time, the Federal Commission for the Protection against Health Risks (Cofepris) made public the official list of establishments closed for incurring serious irregularities in their operation.
This document included 83 establishments in 10 entities in the country, such as blood banks, clinics, offices, tattoo studios, hemodialysis centers, manufacturers of chemical products and food supplements.
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Cofepris reported that most of the closures were concentrated first in Mexico City, with a total of 44 establishments.
In second place was the State of Mexico with 23 and in third place Durango with four. Quintana Roo followed, with three; Guanajuato, Hidalgo and Puebla with two each; and Jalisco, Michoacán and Oaxaca, with a closure in each entity.
Serious irregularities detected in these clinics and offices include the lack of a health license, inappropriate infrastructure, and the lack of academic certification of the personnel necessary to carry out certain surgical procedures.
These establishments, which offer medical services in such conditions, do not guarantee proper functioning and represent a direct threat to the health of patients seeking medical care in their facilities,” Cofepris emphasized.
The federal health agency clarified that the disclosure of the names and locations of the closed establishments “aims to increase the transparency of the processes carried out by the health authority and keep the population informed before purchasing services and/or products in said places.” .
WITH SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION, 71% OF ADOLESCENTS
Depression is the mental health disorder that most impacts Mexicans and adolescents are the population most affected, revealed Evalinda Barrón, general director of the National Commission on Mental Health and Addictions.
In 2022, in Mexico 71% of adolescents presented at least two depressive symptoms. 11.3% of adults between 20 and 59 years old also presented depressive symptoms and 38.3% of older adults sought care from health services,” she noted.
On the other hand, during the virtual ceremony for the Mental Health Day which is commemorated on October 10, José Moya Medina, representative in Mexico of the Pan American Health Organization, pointed out that in the region of the Americas, stigma, discrimination and violation of the human rights of people who have a mental disorder.
It is estimated that 1 in every 8 people in the world suffers from mental disorders, depressive disorders represent the third cause of years lived with disability, followed by anxiety and substance use disorders," he explained.
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