four health centres in the sierra de Chihuahua stopped service because doctors fear work in that area, despite the high salaries.
in four mountain communities of the municipalities of Gómez Farías, Cuauhtémoc and Temoris, centers «remain closed due to lack of medical staff to care for them,» says a report by the Ministry of health.
«We offer already 29 thousand dollars, plus some incentives to doctors and or so managed that doctors arrive to approach, or who want to go to the mountains, this issue is not that we do not want, is that the doctors definitely don’t want to go» said Ernesto Avila, Secretary of health, during his appearance before the local Congress last Tuesday, reported El Diario de Chihuahua.
pointed out that by the insecurity prevailing in some regions of the State, particularly in the mountainous area, «doctors refuse to fill those vacancies».
Doctors accessed a salary of up to 40 thousand pesos a month by adding the 29 thousand offered more incentives. On average a doctor in the State earns between 20 and 25 thousand pesos, according to the medium.
Ernesto Avila, State Health Secretary, noted that «this proposal has not had any echo and persists a deficit of 60 doctors in the area of the Sierra».
Last July, the Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Chihuahua said that he would not send doctors through the municipalities of wood and Gómez Farías as danger zone.
What compounded the lack of medical personnel.
Chihuahua, which has a wide border with the United States, is land of disputes between drug traffickers for control of routes for the transit of drugs.
according to the authorities, the violence has heightened by armed clashes between the line and new people, the Juarez and Sinaloa cartels armed arms, respectively.
in the municipality of Gómez Farías kidnapped in November of 2017 doctor Blas Godínez, director of the Regional Hospital, and his whereabouts are unknown to date.
as a result of that event, personal medical and nursing fled the four health centres which are now closed.
people who live in those communities and who require medical care must travel to other locations.
in Temoris, attends to the population through medical caravans.
a late July, were missing four nursing students who did his internship at a hospital in the municipality of Parral.
on 6 August, the orderly Nicolás Gabaldón Becerra was shot to death while driving a car accompanied by his son on the road that leads to Aldama.
more than 200,000 people have been killed in Mexico since the Government launched at the end of 2006 a disputed anti-drug offensive, according to official figures that do not require many of the victims were linked to organized crime actions.
With information from AFP and El Diario de Chihuahua.