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Nurses and doctors protest in Tabasco

They are demanding equipment and medicines in hospitals.
The medicine professionals want an improvement in their labor conditions. (Photo: Luis Manuel López)
13/12/2015
23:23
Leobardo Pérez Marín/Tabasco
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Medical personnel from various hospitals of Tabasco, as well as members of society, marched through the streets demanding a solution for the crisis in the state's healthcare institutions.

Doctors and nurses took the main streets of Villahermosa to ask Governor Arturo Núñez Jiménez to provide medications and surgical equipment, as well as review the entire infrastructure of the sector.

The protest began in the Gustavo A. Rovirosa hospital and then the participants marched to the governor's house.

The protesters also alleged that the current head of the head department, Juan Castro, has been trying to silence them and conceal the crisis, and one of their leaders, ophthalmologist Ciro Reyes Martínez, accused the authorities of repression.

"The secretary of health lies denying the problems of the health sector. He wants to quiet the dissonant voices with repression and harassment," he said.

After handing over their petitions, the doctors, nurses and members of civil society withdrew from the area without any incidents.

In response, the Tabasco government reiterated its commitment to review the situation.

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