We are well aware that it is the poor who bear the greatest burden of neglecting public health services. There are residents of Oaxaca, Chiapas, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Veracruz, Tabasco and Tlaxcala who have something to lose from any disease, from the simplest to the most complex.
39 percent of Mexicans noted a sharp decline in access to public hospitals. They were and continue to be the most vulnerable. Let’s see, in 2018, the most needy were 16.2 million, and by the end of 2022 there were 30.3 million people, including children and the elderly. This number has quadrupled in Oaxaca, Chiapas and Guerrero.
The smallest increase in lack of care was in Coahuila, Mexico City, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua and Nuevo Leon. Sofia Ramirezfrom Mexico, How Are We Doing?, points out that, according to Coneval, there are very many cases of families going broke to feed some of their members, and reaching so-called catastrophic expenses.
This means that they part with 31-59% of the total family income. Here, the focus is on the fact that these people seek medical services associated with pharmacies, where there is very little regulation of the staff who visit them and the medicines they are prescribed. Added to all this is the clutter that comes with “passing the IMSS,” when people have to stand in endless lines to get repeated rejections of appointments that never get done.
Rising food prices, payments for so-called farmland land rights, or rentals of premises are causing the poorest sections of the population to be the most vulnerable in both food and health care, so much so that in the States such as Guerrero, Oaxaca or Michoacán , reported cases of leprosy and measles that were eradicated two or three decades ago.
Coneval data tells us that not only in poorer states, but also in others with higher potential, such as Jalisco, more than three million people have no access to healthcare facilities because Seguro Popular and Insabi have visited them. they have already disappeared.
Compared to the Kingdom of Denmark, as the president likes to do Lopez Obrador, there is not a single inhabitant of this country who would not have access to medical facilities. According to Danish data, 637 thousand people received assistance last year, while the number of victims was only 0.003%, and none of them received assistance at the three levels at which this system is developed.
In addition, the ongoing research movement has found it convenient to help 11 underdeveloped countries save more than 355,000 injured and chronically ill people.
For comparison, in Mexico, the number of deaths from this type of disease, as well as from arterial hypertension, obesity and diabetes, increased by 19.6%.
Imagine what would happen if Morena’s government didn’t take care of the country’s poorest people, as it claims.