With the aim of contributing to the economic stability of people with disabilities and seeking to also permeate family spending, the Municipal Government, through the Municipal Council for the Development and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (Comudis), made the delivery of 550 credentials that will provide various benefits to this sector of the population.
On behalf of Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña, the Director of Social Development, Víctor Manuel Bernal Vargas, informed that the new regulation for the Comudis is already in the process of being reviewed, in order to strengthen it and update it with the new substantive equality legislation.
He indicated that the Municipal Government headed by Arturo Dávalos, is sensitive to these issues city council is making progress in this area; However, he acknowledged that there is still much to be done, mainly on the issue of accessibility to the city center.
He pointed out that credentialing is fundamental, because of the support that different companies and service centers provide in a supportive manner since, through this document, various benefits are granted to these people.
He reiterated his commitment to continue working through the Directorate of Social Development and with the help of Rebeca Jiménez Mendoza, head of Comudis, to give better results to this segment of the population.
Jiménez Mendoza asked not to leave the total responsibility to the City Council, but that everyone does their part, for which he thanked the solidarity shown to the bearer of the credential of Comudis, people, companies and officials committed to this sector.
He added that work is being done so that Puerto Vallarta is an example of inclusion, so the credentialing program is only the beginning and shows the unity of work that has been done.
Ivan Applegate Curiel, representing people with disabilities, mentioned that this credentialing program is a clear example that the Vallarta community through businesses, businessmen, as well as doctors and professionals, have shown the goodwill and support, being the beginning of what can be achieved.
He also requested that legal certainty be given to the Comudis, with the approval of the corresponding regulations, having the basis for this council to prevail and not disappear with each new administration.
During this event the symbolic delivery of credentials was made to Bertha Viridiana Contreras Michel, Irais Iraba Barba Ruíz, Héctor Adrián Landa Ortiz and Gustavo Ángel Pineda Magaña, with which they can obtain discounts in different services such as transport, training courses, laboratories, specialized doctors, clinics, restaurants, pharmacies, among others.