Yucatan seeks to create a Medical Emergencies System

The government of the State seeks the creation of the Emergency Medical System of Yucatan, which would be in charge of the medical, traumatic and obstetric daily pre-hospital emergencies.

This system would also deal with the transfer of serious patients by land aboard certified ambulances and by air on an air-ambulance helicopter. It would also provide support in contingencies, major emergencies and disasters.

The model has been successfully applied in Puebla and Guanajuato, which have managed to position themselves as leaders in the country in terms of emergency care.

The proposal is part of the projects that have been analyzed for the preparation of the State Development Plan 2018-2024.

It states that in Yucatan the prehospital care providers are the Mexican Red Cross and the Secretariat of Public Security (SSP), and none of these two have the budget required to equip and properly operate a medical emergency system, without mentioning that neither one of these institutions have defined protocols for medical emergencies.

The document highlights that the main deficiencies in medical emergency care in Yucatán are:

  • Lack of inter-institutional coordination for emergency care-Yucatan does not have a Medical Emergency Regulatory Center (Crum)
  • 90% of emergencies they are attended by the SSP, the coordinating infrastructure is incomplete,
  • Mobile and fixed units feature poor equipment and there is a lack of compliance with the regulations established.

TYT Newsroom with information from SIPSE



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