The Cuban medical specialists They already knew the fragility and insecurity of La Montaña de Guerrero. A decade ago, agreements were signed, politicians took pictures, agreed to pay good salaries, build housing and provide medical care, but the project did not last long, and suddenly they left.
People in the villages remember it well. In 2012, the then Minister of Health of Guerrero, Lazarus MazonMedical battalions were encouraged to prevent maternal deaths, and 19 doctors from the island traveled to La Montana to provide care to municipalities. Akatepec, Kozuka, and TlacotepecThe current municipality of Heliodoro Castro.
Doctors’ salaries They were funded by the city councils themselves and the state government. However, budget cuts and changes in government made the project short-lived, and again, Leave the mountain without specialists.
Enriqueta Garcia MatthewsHead of the Women’s Bureau of Akatepec Municipality is responsible for reporting to Millennium The tales of these doctors who were hired to provide health to the indigenous communities of the mountain:
“We had it all here, people came and I remember people came from Talapa, from other places for treatment here… and my neighbor and I told her ‘Why don’t you take advantage of the fact that they are here? If you feel bad, go to the hospital’.”
In 2012 the first nine doctors arrived in the indigenous area me’phaa In Acatepec, under the slogan “A new era for the municipality”then responsible for the mayor John Paulino Neri. The project was repeated in 2013 in Alcozauca, with five doctors supervised by the Autonomous University of Guerrero, under the supervision of Javier Saldana Almazan, In November 2014, the Cuban Doctors Fever arrived Basic Community Hospital of Heliodoro Castillo With five other doctors. The reason, according to the then Minister of Health, Carlos de la Pintos, Because Guerrero’s doctors refused to work in The region faces high levels of insecurityDr.
But the health boom is over. “she was Too expensive to bring doctors from there to here, So, well, there is no more money to pay more time to doctors and a lot of people have been saying “Why don’t those doctors come again?” , but there is no money,” he remembers Henrietta.
Where National Palace Submit suggestion has been revived The medical professionals of this sideline from Guerrero, But the Akatepec Municipal Health Center, run by the state government, the center that received the island’s first doctors, Today it is abandoned.
“You have a little cough, there are no medicines, they have a fever, and what’s more with the epidemic that’s been around, there are no medicines or they have to buy, and it’s very difficult for us to get medicines and resources, there he accuses him.” EstherChirimoyo inhabitant of Akatepec.
The Homes built for these Cubans Today it is used by Mexican doctors who choose to live in La Montana, by interns and patients who need constant monitoring.
Just One ambulance out of the five they have; Three were arrested and another was arrested in Talapa due to lack of stationery. Operating rooms and offices have no ceiling and structural defects of the building begin to appear in the walls.
There are no medical instruments, Which decomposes is exposed to the elements. Tears in bed reveal the fragility of the service, and the stock is lacking: oxytocin, diazepam, chemical reagents, surgical materials, medicines from the so-called red car, gasoline for transporting seriously ill pregnant women, soap, chlorine. And paper and ink.
Nevertheless, confidence in the access of specialists to La Montaña, whether Cuban or Mexican, remains.
He asks, “Ask the federal government if they are going to send Cuban doctors, they do, that they send Cuban doctors who love their work, and that the specialists who come to treat them, they treat us well.” Angelica Curtis, From the municipality of Akatepec.