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CDMX, ‘paralyzed’ by medical protests: Which streets are closed?

Caution behind the wheel this Monday in Mexico City due to the closures to circulation in several city halls, due to the manifestation of health personnel from the capital.

The protesters demand salary improvements just as they are based.

“We want bases. 12 years working without a base”, reads one of the banners. “Magdalena Contreras Maternal and Child Hospital. Respect for our rights. Salary homologation ”, reads another.

The CRoad Guidance Center of the Secretary of Citizen Security of the CDMX reported that some of the cuts to circulation are registered in:

  • Miguel Ángel de Quevedo avenue from Pino street, in Coyoacán
  • Insurgentes Avenue and Eje 2 Norte, Tlatelolco neighborhood, in Cuauhtémoc
  • Crossing of Fray Servando Teresa de Mier and Congress of the Union
  • Blockade on Manuel González and Avenida Insurgentes, UH Nonoalco Tlatelolco neighborhood, in Cuauhtémoc
  • Blockade on Camino a Nativitas and 16 de Septiembre, in the Barrio Xaltocan neighborhood, in Xochimilco
  • Miguel Ángel de Quevedo Avenue and Moctezuma Prolongation, Santa Catarina neighborhood, in Coyoacán
  • Tláhuac and La Turba avenue, Granjas Cabrera neighborhood, in Tláhuac

What do the CDMX authorities say?

Regarding the protests, the Mexico City Ministry of Health explained that the labor rights of the personnel that will be integrated into the IMSS-Welfare will be respected.

“Informative assemblies have been held in all hospitals in the network (…) At these tables, the commitment of the IMSS-Benestar to improve economic remuneration, ensure job stability and respect the benefits provided by current laws for medical personnel hired for fees, Galene Salud and Insabi”, he pointed out.

“The years of seniority that the personnel have quoted in the Institute of Security and Social Services of State Workers (ISSSTE) will be respected,” he stressed.

Regarding the integration of workers to the IMSS-Bienestar, the agency commented that this will take place in stages, starting with the most senior staff and the one with less job benefits.

“The Sedesa maintains its openness to dialogue and urges to build agreements without affecting third parties neither the operation of hospitals”, remarked the secretary.

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