They propose life imprisonment! Whoever kills doctors and nurses

They propose life imprisonment!  Whoever kills doctors and nurses
  • The PAN presented an initiative to increase the penalty for those who kill, injure or discriminate against doctors and nurses.
  • This, derived from the attacks during the Covid-19 pandemic, added to the violence that is experienced throughout the country.
  • They will soon meet with nurses, doctors, students, managers, academics and health professionals.

In accordance with “The pointer”in the session of the State Congress, the PAN deputy for District 11, Ismael Pérez Pavía, presented an initiative to increase the penalty for those who kill, injure or discriminate against health personnel, including doctors and nurses.

Derived from the attacks during the Covid-19 pandemic, added to the violence that is experienced throughout the countrythe deputy together with his team took on the task of meeting with nurses, students, managers, academics and health professionalsto create a legal protection that prevents the white coat from becoming stained with blood.

“If someone lays a hand on health personnel, dares to kill a doctor, a nurse or an orderly, or discriminates against a paramedic or a doctor, they will suffer an exemplary punishment,” the legislator said.

Currently, there is not a single normative portion that provides protection to hospital personnel in the exercise of their functions inside and outside medical centers.

It is for the above that it is proposed to punish with prison from 50 to 70 years the homicide committed against health personnel derived from their work or, depending on the aggravating factors, with life imprisonment.

“This legal reform aims to calm the anguish of mothers who do not sleep when their nurse daughters are on the night shift, it is dedicated to those paramedics who get into an ambulance to save lives, it is a gesture of gratitude for the doctors who during the pandemic they were prohibited from entering a store after a 16-hour day imprisoned between masks and protective suits, ”said the legislator.

It should be noted that it is intended to reform the Political constitution of the State of Chihuahua, the State Health Law and the Penal Code of the State of Chihuahua.

Medical violence in Mexico

the organization Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition starts its report on violence and obstruction of the work of toilets in Mexico during 2021.

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The network made up of 40 organizations, among others, the International Council of Nursesreports the murder of 185 health workers worldwide in 2021, above the 167 and 150 recorded in 2019 and 2020, respectively.

“The reasons for the violence are diverse and sometimes complex, but not the explanation for the permanent impunity: the States have not fulfilled their commitments to take measures, individually or as part of an international effort, to prevent violence against medical workers. or arrest those responsible”, writes in the form of an introduction the head of the Coalition, Len Rubenstein.

Of which there is a record…

According to the results, 17 toilets were killed in Mexico last year, including sick women, paramedics, doctors and more. Most died from gunshots fired from vehicles in Guerrero and Veracruz.

On the other hand, in 2020 there were several victims that corresponded to a naval doctor found dead in Guerrero, a transgender health worker identified on the side of a highway in Morelos and doctor Jesús Torres Martínez from District 1 of Tuxtla, Chiapas, whose body a water tank was discovered inside and wrapped in a sheet.

The number of kidnapped toilets amounted to 14

The number of hijacked toilets amounted to 14, all were associated with an incident that took place in May; they would have been deprived of their liberty in two hotels located in Tacubaya and rescued by the authorities.

“Health workers, who would have come in response to Covid-19 cases, were threatened by phone or video call. People claimed to be in control of the hotel’s surveillance cameras and threatened violence if they tried to leave.”

In total, 28 incidents related to the country’s health services were reported, 16 of them were violent or aimed at obstructing medical practice.

Guerrero counted four, the largest number, followed by Morelos, Veracruz and Mexico City with two respectively. Baja California, Michoacán, Chihuahua, Chiapas and Sonora make up the rest of the list. In addition to an entity is not identified in the report.

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