Faced with the shortcomings currently experienced in the Regional Hospital of Puerto Vallarta and affecting the care provided to the citizens and the surrounding municipalities, the city government is seeking to intervene with essential materials that allow that health services to continue being provided, despite being a responsibility that falls directly to the state government.
City Council expressed their concern about the serious crisis and analyzed various proposals to support the work of the institution that serves a large number of people throughout the region who do not have services of social security.
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Mayor Arturo Dávalos indicated that he met with the administrator of the hospital who made him aware of the situation and presented him with a list of the materials required to provide the minimum attention to the citizens for the remainder of the year. The mayor explained the situation to the Secretary General of the State Government, Roberto López Lara. “I already asked the municipal treasurer to quote me the list that was handed to me yesterday by the administrator of the Regional Hospital, to be able to support and collaborate with this difficult situation that is happening due to lack of budget, and they ask us for nothing more than the requirements through December, there is no money and in January for the new budget will surely be supplying again,” explained the mayor.
Other councilors who expressed their concern and commitment to this issue were Francisco Sanchez, Susana Rodriguez, Edelmira Orizaga, Juan Solis and Andres Gonzalez, who gave their support to this issue and expressed their support to the mayor to make direct arrangements to the governor of the state.
Staff and doctors at the hospital have taken to social media asking for donations of medical supplies that is lacking at the hospital and critical to saving lives.