Doctors and nurses denounce the condition of hospitals in Oaxaca

Medical staff and nurses of the Health Services of Oaxaca (SSO) denounced the shortages of medicines, instruments, laboratory service, and personnel through a tarp that they installed in the emergency area of ​​the general civil hospital of San Juan Bautista Tuxtepec, in the region of the Papalopan Basin.

In the text, they inform patience due to the lack of supplies “they do not have what is necessary to provide them with basic and optimal care for their suffering”.

Carlos Alberto Pérez Bautista, Secretary of Organization of Section 35 of the Health Union, reported that similar actions have taken place in Puerto Escondido, Sola de Vega, and Pinotepa Nacional, where their union members protest the stock shortage.

He said that the lack of medicines and supplies came hand in hand with the disappearance of federal programs such as the extension of coverage (mobile units) aimed at communities of high and very high marginalization.

He also said that budget constraints by the Ministry of Finance affect the application of vaccines and health promotion due to the lack of fuel for the use of vehicles reserved for this task.

With two decades of experience in the medical service, Pérez Bautista said that the new federal government will take two years to meet the demands of the public medical service.

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This article was written by Ian Hayden Parker, Oaxaca Life staff writer, the leading source for English news in Oaxaca, Mexico.