Negligence Investigated in Death of Child with Cancer in Oaxaca

Oaxaca.- The Medical Arbitration Commission began an investigation to admonish the alleged medical negligence carried out by doctors and nurses of the General Hospital with Specialties of Salina Cruz, in the area of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, in Oaxaca, which would have caused the death of a child under 10 years of age with cancer. It was during this week when Ricardo Vargas Zárate, who at 10 years of age had been fighting leukemia, ended up losing his life after being taken to the Children’s Hospital, according to what was denounced by the association “Con Causa” and the relatives of the infant. In addition to the investigation carried out by the Medical Arbitration Commission, the Ministry of Health, for its part, announced that it ordered the temporary separation of the doctors and nurses involved while the investigations required by the case are carried out. Read more: Covid-19 infections rebound by 10% in Mexico in a week: SsaTrevistado by Milenio, Alberto Vásquez Sangerman, president of the Arbitration Commission Mexico de Oaxaca, reported that the agency had received a complaint from the relatives of the child of 10 years with cancer, hence he proceeded to integrate a file and summon to declare all the health personnel who work in said hospital of Salina In addition, those in charge of the Ministry of Health were also summoned, with the aim of having the necessary elements to issue a resolution, sanction or corrective, against who or who is responsible for the alleged lack of emergency care of the minor with leukemia. According to the complaint filed by Ricardo’s relatives, the doctors would have refused to give first aid to the child, who robbed the hospital in serious condition, after having suffered a relapse. The staff allegedly claimed that they do not have a pediatric specialty or cancer drugs. The child had to spend hours in the intensive care unit without any doctor attending to him, while, according to his mother’s statements, he remained semi-unconscious in a clinical bed until they decided to take him to another institution without the support of an ambulance. Read more: Number of orphaned infants grows in the face of violence in Zacatecas; Covid-19, the second cause of orphanhood Last September, Ricardo moved thousands of users of social networks by asking President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to end the dismissal of medical personnel, while urging him to have availability of drugs for cancer in the Children’s Hospital in Oaxaca, institution where he was served since 2018. Driver runs over Morelia Terminal guard

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