Author: Omar Hernández / Correspondent
Two months after retiring, a neurosurgeon in Zacatecas was fired as a specialist doctor of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), on the instructions of the delegate in the entity, after the doctor repeatedly denounced the lack of equipment, infections and deaths to consequence of the coronavirus covid-19.
The neurosurgeon assured that the delegate fabricated an alleged case of medical malpractice to fire him.
I tell him that he must be operated on, he never says yes, he never tells me if he is not going to operate, on Monday the note remains in my own handwriting, something that the delegate disappeared deviously to look for the patient to operate on and the patient to At six o’clock in the afternoon on Friday he signs a voluntary discharge to go with that engineer who was going to cure his cancer, the patient returns to social security a week later and one of my colleagues operates him “
What had to be done was done, the patients simply looked for other non-surgical alternatives, magical medicine alternatives, they realized that it was not like that and they returned to the institute, like they think that if they came with me I would not treat them, because in In theory, a patient who signs a voluntary discharge from the Institute should no longer receive them, in theory, how good they received it, how good they operated on him, how good the man is fine and that is how it would have been from the beginning, “he added.
The first administrative battle where the case was reviewed was already resolved by his superiors, the doctor reported.
My boss, Dr. Esaú Lozano Prado, where he answers to the director, regarding this case, we cannot give the names; and he says at the end: We did not find omissions and there is no lack of regulation for medical benefits by the working personnel because the complaint filed is not considered appropriate, “he said.
The delegate has not issued a response regarding the dismissal of the doctor; weeks ago, she downplayed complaints to her administration for the lack of protective equipment.
What is not valid is that people take advantage to make a situation of protagonism “, said Saandra Durán, IMSS delegate in Zacatecas.
Due to this dismissal, several unions of teachers, miners and government workers are already preparing demonstrations to demand the reinstatement of the doctor.
We cannot allow these practices to continue and stop in their tracks and demand that the Social Security Delegate here in Zacatecas immediately reinstate Dr. Armando Rosales Torres, “said Alejandro Rivera, general secretary of the Zacatecas Independent Workers Union.
And we publicly denounce that if what is not done is done, we as a bloc will have to support the comrade… the comrades in the health sector, “said Sandra Zúñiga, spokeswoman for section 24 of the SNTE.
Dr. Rosales assures that once he resolves the lawsuit for unjustified dismissal, he will begin a tour throughout the country to give support to his colleagues who suffer from lack of equipment or working conditions in the face of the pandemic.
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