The Secretary of Health of Sinaloa, Héctor Melesio Cuén Ojeda, ratified the interest of the State Government, headed by Rubén Rocha Moya, to guarantee safe and quality medical care to the entire population and in all the disciplines that make up the health sector.
Sinaloa.- With the aim of prioritizing that the health of patients is in the best hands and they are not at risk when performing any surgical intervention, the Secretary of Health in Sinaloa, Héctor Melesio Cuén Ojeda, met with members of the College of Plastic Surgeons of Sinaloa to address all those factors that involve this practice, as it seeks to be regularized, as well as other specialties.
He ratified the interest of the State Government, headed by Rubén Rocha Moya, to guarantee safe and quality medical attention to the entire population and in all the disciplines that make up the health sector.
He indicated that in Mexico there is no official specialty in cosmetic surgery, arguing that this discipline is studied only as part of the specialty of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
He added that the current Mexican legislation establishes that whoever performs cosmetic surgery must be a specialist in Plastic Surgery, with a specialty card and with a current certificate from the corresponding council, this marks it very clearly, he pointed out.
“So other studies such as courses, diplomas or master’s degrees do not grant legal authority to perform cosmetic surgery, possibly what we have to do here is to adapt the situation of the local in the State Congress, our interest is to regularize the entire issue of medical attention, but we have already started, we are not going to stop and we are going over the other specialties as well”, he pointed out.
On behalf of the members of the College of Professionals, they informed the owner of the Health Services of Sinaloa of their interest in having those clinics that offer cosmetic surgery services and do not have a doctor with the necessary health regulations be regulated by the health authorities. adequate knowledge to carry out this type of intervention and, as a consequence, put the lives of patients at risk.
They also expressed that coordination must be carried out with the Ministry of Public Education and Culture so that they also regulate the courses, diplomas and others that are taught and are related to cosmetic surgery so that the documents received as proof are not officially validated as a specialty.
In this way, Cuén Ojeda stressed that work is being done to regularize a series of things, not only has to do with plastic surgeons, there is also the issue with other specialties and that the problem arises once the inefficiency due to the lack of preparation results in an unexpected result.