Medicine intern commits suicide in a Yucatan clinic

TAHDZIÚ, Yuc. (apro) .- The State Secretary of Health (SSY) confirmed the suicide of a young medical intern at the Medical Unit of this town.

The victim, identified with the initials KJGK, 25 years old, was originally from Mérida, and for about a month she was assigned by the Institute of Health and Wellbeing (Insabi) to the clinic in this municipality, one of the poorest from the continent, where until yesterday he was seen working.

This morning, employees of the health center found the young woman dead, suspended from the ventilator in her office, for which they gave notice to the authorities of the Ministry of Health and the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE).

In a bulletin, the SSY regretted the fact and pointed out that, with the support of Mental Health professionals from the dependency, they carry out comprehensive actions to support family members, “who will be given the necessary help to carry out the procedures corresponding to the State Attorney General’s Office, where the rigorous legal procedure will be given.

So far the reasons for the suicide are unknown.

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students launch against UADY after suicide of medical intern

MÉRIDA, Yuc. (appro). – Students from the Faculty of Medicine once again attacked the authorities of the Autonomous University of Yucatán (UADY), this time due to the recent suicide of one of their colleagues at the Tahdziú clinic, where she was doing her residency.

For reasons presumably related to her career, the young intern, KJGK, 25 years old and originally from Mérida, took her own life on September 15 in her office at the Tahdziú medical center, a municipality that by the way is among the most impoverished of the continent.

The case unleashed the anger and indignation of the students who once again filled social networks with accusations and reproaches against the authorities of the UADY and its Faculty of Medicine for the lack of interest and lack of support towards their students.

Although the girl’s death was made public on September 15, it was until the next day that the Faculty of Medicine issued a statement on the matter.

In a statement, the Faculty of Medicine expressed that it was “deeply moved by the death of the intern, KJGK, who was rendering her social service at the Tahdziú Medical Unit.”


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He assured that university authorities in coordination with personnel from the Subdirectorate of Mental Health and Education of the Ministry of Health “are already taking the pertinent actions.”

“The irreparable loss of a young doctor fills us with consternation and mourns the entire community of the Faculty,” he reiterated.

He argued that “Medicine is an arduous, hard and demanding career that demands the maximum of our abilities”, and stated: “At the Faculty we understand it that way and that is why our psychopedagogical department provides support to our students every day to prevent moments crisis ”.

Finally, he endorsed his commitment “to the comprehensive, humanistic and responsible training of students”, for which he asked heads of teaching and teachers “to maintain close communication with students and make available to those who require it, the services of the professionals who work in the psycho-pedagogical department of our dependency ”.

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However, such a statement stirred the anger of the students, who questioned the sayings of their authorities who, with the campaign “UADY, I do not believe you anything”, reproached a string of situations suffered by students of that maximum house of studies.

The flow of complaints from medical students includes various types of human rights violations, exploitation, excessive pressure, mistreatment, harassment.

“The department of psychopedagogy is a joke, I say it from my own skin and I know it from that of many colleagues. ‘If you can’t unsubscribe’, this has been said over and over again to students, to all those who at some point have a crisis.

Where is the humanist side? Where was the empathy? Are you moved? What if they do something about it with those doctors who only humiliate their interns? Or how about those teachers who have different colored hair or tattoos that won’t turn you down? Why don’t they do something with all the staff who are sexist and misogynistic? ”, Refuted a student.

“Don’t become a School of Medicine. Nobody puts a Civil Engineer intern to supervise ONLY the construction of a bridge. No career puts an intern to be 24 HOURS X 6 DAYS A WEEK AWAY FROM ALL SOCIAL CONTACT OTHER THAN HIS JOB “, reproached another of the nonconformists.

And he assured that the deceased doctor asked for help and “they told him to stay.”

Last April, the Faculty of Medicine came into conflict with its interns after seven of them filed a claim for protection for having been dropped from the school for refusing to return to the institutions to which they had been assigned due to the lack of security guarantees to reduce the risk of contracting covid-19.


Rheumatoid arthritis drug could help treat covid-19

MEXICO CITY (apro) .- The pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly announced that the combination of its rheumatoid arthritis treatment baricitinib with remdesivir reduced the recovery time in hospitalized patients with covid-19.

Eli Lilly explained that during the Covid-19 Adaptive Treatment Trial (ACTT-2), researchers observed a reduction of approximately one day in the mean recovery time of patients treated with baricitinib combined with the substance remdesivir, compared to those who were only treated with remdesivir, therefore they rated the finding as statistically significant.

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The study, sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the US National Institute of Health (NIH), included more than 1,000 patients and began on May 8 to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a dose. of 4 mg baricitinib plus remdesivir versus remdesivir in hospitalized patients with COVID-19.

According to Eli Lilly, the combination met the primary endpoint of reduced recovery time, which was defined as that the participant was well enough for hospital discharge, meaning that they no longer needed supplemental oxygen or care continued in the hospital, or was no longer hospitalized on the 29th.

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Eli Lilly reported that additional analysis is underway to understand other clinical outcome data, including mortality and safety data, and that NIAID is expected to publish full study details in a peer-reviewed journal.

Eli Lilly also indicated that he plans to discuss the emergency use authorization of the combination with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and explore similar measures with other regulatory agencies for baricitinib as a treatment. of hospitalized patients with covid-19. If authorized, the company will propose make baricitinib available through commercial channels and will work with hospitals and governments to ensure patient access.

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the reminder of ministers to schools after class closings, “deviating from protocol can have detrimental effects”

Since the start of the school year, several cases of coronavirus contamination have been observed in a series of schools in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, both among students and among supervisors. Caroline Désir, Minister of Education, and Bénédicte Linard, Minister of Health, wanted to reframe schools on the rules for class closures.

“Class closures have been observed in several schools since the start of the school year, in different areas of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation”, they write in a joint statement. The ministers wish to ensure “the proportionate management of these situations with regard to the ONE protocol concerning Covid-19 cases and contacts”. “As a reminder, this protocol was updated by ONE in close collaboration with the competent regional health authorities (AVIQ / COCOM) following the new scientific recommendations made by the Risk Assessment Group (RAG) published on August 14 on the Sciensano site, ”the statement continued.

The protocol thus recommends the automatic quarantine of an entire class if, and only if: a supervisor is positive in kindergarten.

“In kindergarten, primary and secondary, the closing of a class CAN also be decided after consultation and evaluation of AVIQ or COCOM when the class contains 2 positive cases proven to Covid-19 ”.

Any class closure that does not follow this protocol “may result in students finding themselves in quarantine without health reasons, with detrimental effects on the smooth running of their schooling”, deplore the ministers. They say they are aware “of the unprecedented nature of the health crisis and of the difficulties encountered in the field by school administrators, educational teams and other members of staff, as well as by PES teams”.

“With a view to identifying avenues for strengthening the support provided to them in the management of Covid-19 cases, Ministers Désir and Linard will very quickly meet with representatives of ONE, the Health Promotion services in the School (PSE), the Accueil Temps Libre (ATL) as well as the federations of organizing authorities.

This will involve evaluating the situation on the ground on the basis of the various situations recorded since the start of the school year with regard to the procedures provided for in the protocol and, if necessary, evaluating the system put in place as well as strengthening or re-specifying the communication that has been made. The objective of the Ministers is to avoid as much as possible of class closures when this is not planned in order to guarantee the most normal possible school year for the majority of pupils ”.


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Before the beginning of the school year, hygienists in southern Bohemia decided to close three schools. Specifically, due to the confirmed infection, primary schools in Bavorov and Záboří in the Strakonice region and one secondary school in Tábor did not open with teachers.

On the first day of school, the hygienists also closed the primary school in Bechyně. There was also a new primary school in Křemže, where the infection was also confirmed by one of the teachers and the second stage is closed for pupils. However, pupils and students are already among those infected.

For example, at the Secondary School of Applied Arts in Bechyně, a student was positively tested and his classmates had to go to compulsory quarantine. Two primary schools also had to be closed in Hodonín. At least five schools are closed in the neighboring Zlín Region.

Due to the growing number of diseases in schools, hygienists remind principals that they have the competence to take a number of anti-epidemic measures.

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Stock Exchange: Europe closes in red – Ultima Ora

(ANSA) – MILAN, 03 SEPT – Closing in red for the main European stock exchanges. The worst was London (-1.52%) at 5.850 points, followed by Frankfurt (-1.4%) at 13.057 points, Paris (-0.44%) at 5.009 points, while Madrid remained slightly positive ( + 0.13%) to 7.006 points. (HANDLE).