The SSA will investigate the working conditions of Ayotoxco’s traditional medicine therapists

After declaring their precarious employment situation, Health Minister Jose Antonio Martinez Garcia received healers from the Traditional Medicine Unit of Ayotoxco de Guerrero this day, promising to investigate and improve the conditions in which they work, confirmed Leticia Reyes, member of the Network of Human Rights Organizations of Peasant Women and Indigenous Women In the Sierra Norte de Puebla,

The meeting, which lasted about an hour, took place in the Portalillo building in the city of Puebla. There, the affected and the activist made it clear to the official that they disagreed with the way Alicia Paralles, the state coordinator of the Traditional Medicine Program, treated those working in the aforementioned unit.

Likewise, they asked for an increase in the pay for each care they provide, since it is only 50 pesos, in addition to the fact that there are those who are assigned only one day of the week, which reduces their income and affects the quality of their services. life.

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For example, Justina Esteban Morales, who has 50 years of experience in AlHocera, received her last quarterly payment of only 1,500 pesos, an amount she declared insufficient to cover all her needs.

With his advanced age and health problems, he added that he receives help from his daughter, who works in an assembly plant. But even so, she lives in a difficult situation since he underwent gallbladder surgery, and it did not turn out well, and she had to repeatedly travel to the capital of Puebla and Mexico City for studies.

Regarding the sexual harassment case that occurred in the above-mentioned Traditional Mexico module, in which a worker (no longer working in Iotuxco Hospital) attempted to forcibly kiss two therapists, Leticia Reyes said the aggrieved chose to close the case.

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This is because the victims felt guilty that their coordinator, Veronica Vázquez Escobar, was on the verge of being sacked for his defense of them. This Wednesday, the secretary confirmed that she would remain in her post.

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