Pfizer supports with Global Voluntary Medical Service


By CAPosts 21 November, 2020 - 05:20am 46 views

As part of the actions undertaken to mitigate the coronavirus, Pfizer created the Global Medical Service Program to support the healthcare community to provide diagnoses, treatments and medical support to combat the virus in the public sector, in which the participation of the Dr. Rafael Valdez Vázquez, medical director of Anti-infectives at Pfizer México.

© Provided by Milenio Rafael Valdez, medical director of the firm in Mexico. (Courtesy)

The Government of Mexico City, together with the Ministry of Health, invited Dr. Valdez to participate in the initiative due to his experience and participation in 2009 as an infectious disease specialist in hospital reconversion actions in the A1H1 virus contingency . "I accepted the challenge and it has been one of the most important experiences of my career as a health professional," he says.

The Covid-19 Temporary Unit has treated more than 3,600 patients and graduated more than 3,400, which means 90 percent of patients discharged for improvement. During this time, the hospital is the medical space with the lowest mortality in the country, with 43 deaths.


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During the care in the Temporary Unit, the medical staff, headed by Dr. Valdez, created evaluation centers at strategic points in Mexico City to identify the most vulnerable patients, transfer them and be attended at their facilities.

The medical volunteer program has trained other temporary units in San Luis Potosí, Tabasco, and medical personnel from the Health Secretariat in states such as Nuevo León. "Part of the legacy of the project is the vision of making a solidarity model that includes the largest number of health workers, it is also to benefit a large number of patients suffering from this disease," he emphasizes.

Citibanamex Temporary Unit leaves a An important legacy for the hospitals of Mexico City, but above all of the staff and their experience in caring for patients with covid-19, "an emergency care model that can be replicated in the future," he concludes .


90% of the patients of the Temporary Covid-19 Unit have been discharged due to improvement.