AMLO asks senior finance officer to withstand pressure

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador asked the senior officer of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Raquel Buenrostro, to withstand all the pressures and threats, in order to meet the goal of savings in purchases of the federal administration.

He claimed to have an agreement with Buenrostro to “support her in everything and to withstand all the pressures,” after it has been indicated to have been one of the officials with whom the former Secretary of the Treasury, Carlos Urzúa, had differences that led him to present his resignation.

During the Dialogue with the Community of the Rural Hospital of Villamar, in Michoacán, he said that the senior officer must withstand the pressures “because there are many vested interests,” because she has the instructions to save at least 20 percent of the 200 thousand million pesos that the government allocates to its purchases.

“We are going to save at least 20 percent this year; this is 200 billion pesos that were nailed,” said Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President of Mexico.

Speaking before hospital staff in this municipality, the head of the federal Executive said that there is a shortage of doctors to meet the needs of the entire country, with a staff of 270,600 general practitioners, when according to international standards there must be at least 393,000 doctors.

“We lack 123,000 doctors in the country,” said López Obrador and mentioned that this lag is due to universities not accepting medical students; the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) rejects 98% of applicants.

In this regard, he explained that at the beginning of the year, 13,711 applicants presented their exam for the medical career in the highest house of studies, and only 211 entered, which corresponds to two percent.

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