Mexican president delivers gov't report, highlighting anti-crime battle (3)

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He said that more than 37 million people received medical assistance through the people's insurance.

Calderon also said that under his administration, the government had repaired or built from scratch some 1,800 hospitals or clinics.

On education, he said that almost 30 percent of the young people have

access to college education, while only 24 percent of the people aged between 18 to 23 can go to university when he took office

"We have increased the coverage, so we have created 75 new universities and expanded 33 of the already existing," he said.

Calderon said this year more than six million scholarships will be given to children and young people, that is, "one of each four students of public schools will continue studying thanks to this help".

In other fields, Calderon listed the country's achievements in digital TV national service, carbon dioxide emissions, reforestation, economic recovery, fiscal responsibilities and infrastructure.

The process of switching to digital broadcasting in the country will begin next year and end in 2015, he said.

"I have decreed the beginning of a switch from analogue to digital television broadcasting," he said.

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