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Between 90 and 92% cut into programs for obesity, diabetes and transplantation



The Federal Ministry of Health will receive more than 652 million pesos in the federal budget expenditures: 123 thousand 209.4 million pesos; however, the program for prevention and control of overweight, obesity and diabetes will have a decrease of 92% from 453.5 million pesos in 2018 to only 33 million in 2019.

Mexico is ranked second in the world with 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 latest National Health and Nutrition Survey of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), which estimates that more than 105,000 people were killed in 2016 due to complications from diabetes mellitus. Mexico is estimated to have 12 million people with diabetes.

At the end of the Enrique Penia Nieto administration, "the number of deaths from diabetes is estimated to be about 610 thousand, an increase of more than 20%, compared to the previous administration, which is about 500 thousand," said El Poder part Consumidor.

This number of deaths caused by diabetes mellitus "is 5 times more than the deaths attributable to organized crime, reported by the government during sex, with 104,000 583 murders by April 2018."

During a discussion on PEF, Morena Senator Primo Dote Mata said: "Regarding this issue that has to do with overweight and obesity in infants, there is a serious crisis, there is a terrible situation, here it can be said that, in connection with the age moves in our country with the rest of the world, which badly starts with worse goals. The OECD shows that a person with overweight spends 25 percent more than the resources allocated to health, and also earns from the inherent disadvantages of 18 percent less compared to hello then the population.

PRI senator Veronica Martinez said that with the interruption of the program for prevention and control of overweight, obesity and diabetes, every "100 children attending now can only attend 8, and not 18, 8, is worrying because it would may have implied that the incidence of this disease is increasing dramatically. "

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


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