The Institute of Health for Wellbeing (Insabi) invested 70 million pesos to rebuild that of the Community Hospital in Tlacoapa, Guerrero, which will benefit 10,900 inhabitants of 60 municipalities of the Mountain.
After eight years, this hospital was reopened in July as the previous infrastructure was destroyed by tropical storms. Ingrid and Manuel in September 2013, forcing the residents to travel to Tlapa, a municipality located 73 kilometers from Tlacoapa.
In this region, 95 percent of the population is indigenous and speaks Tlapaneco or Mè’phàà, and 30 percent of the population does not speak Spanish, so the nursing staff who are originally from the municipality serves as a translator between the doctors and the inhabitants of the Mountain, who now receive quality medical services in optimal conditions.
With the Community Hospital, the Insabi provides care, through Well-being doctors who directly hired 10,900 inhabitants, of which 1,900 are residents of Tlacoapa and 9,000 people belong to about 60 communities surrounding this municipality.
Health professionals will provide medical services in the external consultation areasnto, dental office, hospitalization (three beds for women and three beds for men), emergency room, pharmacy, clinical laboratory and imaging (X-ray and Ultrasound).
At Tlacoapa Community Hospital The main ailments in the region are cared for, such as childhood diseases, skin diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, high-risk pregnancies and injuries.
On Tlacoapa, Guerrero, working conditions are far from an urban area and there are not the comforts and services to which most of the people who live in cities are accustomed.
“The medical staff hired knows the difficult conditions involved in providing quality services in a community with such difficult access, so they are committed to their vocation and the mission of bringing health services to the people who need it most, ”according to a statement.
After the old hospital was destroyed, the medical service was installed in a room of the House of Communal Assets. There were no clinics, which violated the privacy of patients and made it difficult to provide a quality medical service.
Currently, el new hospital already marks a change in Tlacoapa’s medical care, the indigenous peoples of the Mountain recognize it, so they take care of and protect their medical personnel. They are already part of their community.