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The IMSS will seek to distinguish health personnel who care for patients with COVID-19 with the Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla award

At the initiative of the Federal Government and with the intention of recognizing their work before the COVID-19 pandemic, health workers in Mexico may be candidates for the Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla award, the highest medal awarded in the country.

During the press conference on the coronavirus situation in Mexico, the director of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), Zoé Robledo, detailed that they would participate in the category of “relevant services provided to the Homeland”.

May be nominated specialists team leaders COVID-19, medical of support for, as well as nurses and nurses specialists, auxiliaries and generals.

They are the ones who have carried the heaviest loads, they are the ones who are directly with the patients who have covid, they are the ones who have long hours, they are the ones we see with their faces marked, with a mark of pride after spending so long using protective equipment personal, ”he said.

Since its creation in 1978, the decoration Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla It has been delivered on ten occasions to reward eminent or distinguished merits, exemplary conduct or life history and relevant services provided to the Homeland.

The reason for giving up so few times, he noted Zoé Oak grove, is that it must be by consensus between the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Education, the Senate of the Republic and the Chamber of Deputies.

The IMSS plans to deliver 9 thousand 058 award to medical and nurses postulated by: recovered COVID-19 patients; by the most productive community of COVID-19 Hospitals; by the Institutions due to their exemplary conduct and COVID-19 teams from Reconverted Hospitals.

Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Award to health personnel. IMSS photo

The money that comes with the recognition would come from Institute to Give Back to the People the Stolen (Indep).

That is what we must think of them: the highest distinction for the highest Mexicans and Mexicans, the most exceptional public servants that we have seen in recent times, “concluded the director general of the IMSS.

With information from López-Dóriga Digital