After 7 days with covid symptoms, IMSS could extend disability: Ministry of Labor

The owner of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS), Luisa María Alcalde Luján, explained that after the seven days with covid symptoms, the IMSS could extend the Laboral inhability for coronavirus if the worker attends a consultation with a doctor to extend that period, he said so after calling on the companies to recognize the digital permission by covid.

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“In the specific case of the covid permit, when the first seven days pass and symptoms continue or even some type of aggravation of health conditions, the IMSS through its medical establishments, through the different doctors, will present what is the specific situation of these workers and if they need to extend the period of incapacity”, he explained in a conference morning, Luisa Maria Mayor Luján

He detailed that the permission by covid that grants the IMSS It is processed remotely, the coronavirus test is not needed and seven days of Laboral inhability.

“It is a permit that is processed remotely, it is a permit that does not need proof, and this helps us to avoid this accumulation of people who are trying to get proof, so we must remember that the legal and administrative effects of covid permit are exactly the same as a temporary inability to employee”, said the Secretary of Labor at the conference headed by the Secretary of the Interior, Adán Augusto López.

The federal official reiterated her call for respect for these temporary disabilities by covid.

It must be remembered that the Health Secretary federal reduced to seven days the time of isolation for covid, when previously it recommended 14 days.

The Secretary of Labor recalled that the telephone numbers 800 717 29 42 or enter the page from Labor Defense Office to receive complaints and deal with cases where these mandates are not complied with.

He recalled that 90% of the companies in Mexico have complied with the protocols during the pandemic for coronavirus Therefore, he assured that there will be greater awareness on the part of employers to accept permits due to covid.

With information from Noticieros Televisa.

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