Ten doctors from Holguín will be part of the 500 that Mexico hired for remote areas

Ten doctors from Holguín will be part of the 500 that Mexico hired for remote areas

Ten health workers from Holguín will be part of the first 500 Cuban doctors hired by Mexico to provide their services in remote areas. Without specifying the day they will travel, according to the official media Now!almost all of them have “a second specialty: pediatrics, general surgery, intensive medicine and imaging”.

During a formal act held at the headquarters of the Provincial Health Directorate, in which the ten doctors were present -two women and eight men-, it was highlighted that Holguín has more than 2,400 health collaborators in 46 countries, most of them in Venezuela, Angola, Algeria and Qatar.

A source from the Mexican Social Security Institute (Imss) told 14ymedio that in addition to sending the Cuban doctors to “the Mountain of Guerrero”, one of the most conflictive points in the country due to its poverty and the presence of several cartels that dispute the transfer of drugs, “there is interest on the part of the state of Nayarit to cover 443 seats”.

He clarified that so far there is no date for the arrival of the brigades “nor are the places where these specialists will provide their services yet defined.” The Imss launched a call last May to recruit 475 doctors for the state of Nayarit, but “there were only 32 national doctors who have been accredited.”

The governor of Nayarit, Miguel Ángel Navarro Quintero, assured last Thursday that the first Cuban health workers to arrive in Mexico will be sent to that state. His administration will be in charge of providing them with lodging and food and the Imss will cover their salary.

The governor of Nayarit, Miguel Ángel Navarro Quintero, assured last Thursday that the first Cuban toilets to arrive in Mexico will be sent to that state.

The announcement of the hiring of Cuban doctors was made last May by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, recently arrived from an official visit to Cuba. The news generated a strong controversy to the point of forcing the Mexican president to say that the call will be open to health workers from other countries, including the United States and the European Union.

The upcoming arrival of the 500 Cuban doctors announced by the Government of Mexico takes place in the midst of an atmosphere of protests, after the murder of two doctors who worked in remote areas. Shouting: “I want to see my fellow graduates not buried,” specialists and interns demanded security and justice for the murder of Eric Andrade, in the state of Durango, and Massiel Mexia Medina in the Sierra Tarahumara area, in Chihuahua.

The medical missions that provided their services during the pandemic have been questioned due to the lack of preparation of the health workers and the high costs they represented for Mexico.

A report revealed in June that 1,000 of these doctors “They were not in charge of covid care areas nor did they carry out any specialized activity,” which contrasts with the triumphalism of the Cuban authorities, who even stated that thanks to these doctors, the decrease in mortality caused by the coronavirus was achieved. in Mexico.

According to what was shown in the report, based on the reports written by the Cubans themselves, they limited themselves to “making beds, taking vital signs, carrying out surveys, in addition to passing sponges to patients to bathe.”

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