Friday , October 22 2021

Between 90 and 92%, cuts in programs for obesity, diabetes and transplants


The Federal Ministry of Health will receive 652 million pesos more in the Federal Expenditure Budget: 123 thousand 209.4 million pesos, however, the Program for Prevention and Control of Excess Weight, Obesity and Diabetes will have a cut of 92 %, from 453.5 million pesos in 2018 to only 33 million in 2019.

Mexico ranks second in the world in obesity rates, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Thus, 72.5% of Mexicans suffer from overweight and obesity, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography's latest National Health and Nutrition Survey (INEGI), which estimated that more than 105,000 people died in 2016 due to complications of diabetes mellitus. In Mexico, it is estimated that there are 12 million people with diabetes.

At the end of the administration of Enrique Peña Nieto, "it is estimated that the number of deaths from diabetes is about 610 thousand, an increase of more than 20%, compared to the previous administration, which was about 500 thousand" , observed the organization The Power of the Consumer.

This number of deaths caused by diabetes mellitus "represents 5 times more than the deaths attributed to organized crime, reported by the government during the sexennium, with 104,583 homicides by April 2018."

During the FPE discussion, Senator Morena Primo Dothé Mata said "on this issue that has to do with overweight and obesity in babies, there is a serious crisis, there is a terrible situation, here we could say that, in relation to the age groups in OECD indicates that the overweight person spends 25% more of the resources allocated to health, and also gains from the inherent disadvantages of the subject 18% less in the country than in the rest of the world. healthy population.

Veronica Martinez, a PRI senator, said that with the cut to the Overweight, Obesity and Diabetes Prevention and Control program, of every "100 children who attended now, only 8, not 18, 8 can be met, it is worrying because could imply that the incidence of this disease increases dramatically. "

On the other hand, the budget for the National Transplant Center (Cenatra) will have a 90% reduction in its budget for 2019, from 8.6 million approved in 2018 to 878 thousand 704 pesos by 2019. It is estimated at 22 thousand , Mexicans waiting for a transplant of some organ.

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