New rehabilitation services in Puerto Vallarta offers new life
Six months after starting operations, the Regional Rehabilitation Unit of the DIF system already has many testimonies of gratitude from the more than 300 people assisted in the URR.
Such is the case of the young Luis Javier Gordián, who after suffering an accident, receives rehabilitation therapies in this unit. “I am very grateful that the URR has been administered, because for us it is cheaper and very complete, I am happy,” he said.
Ms. Sandra Patricia Ramírez, Javier’s mother, reports that her son was run over two years ago, threw about 10 meters, which caused serious injuries to his brain and, therefore, had serious health complications. “The doctors gave us very little chance of life, had a tracheotomy, had a catheter to feed, was in a coma for a long time, his body did not move and when he started to react had paralysis to the right side,” she recalled.
She adds that when her son started to react, doctors informed him that it would be necessary to start with rehabilitation therapies, his prognosis was a lifetime confined to his bed.
“When we knew that the URR would open, it was a great relief. Besides being economical, there are very skilled people and that has helped my son walk with a cane, my son has improved a lot,” said the woman.
Like Javier Gordián, more than 300 people have approached the URR to receive rehabilitation therapies, and in six months more than 13,000 services have been provided in the specialties of mechanotherapy, early stimulation, hydromassage, robotics, language therapy and electrotherapy, in addition to complementing them with medical and psychological care.