Medicine interns demand to be vaccinated and return to hospitals

Toluca, Mex.— “Vaccines and safe return!” the SARS-CoV-2 vaccination program and return to their professional practices.

Half a hundred medical interns from various universities in the State of Mexico and states such as Hidalgo, Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas, asked to return to hospitals to carry out all their professional practices.

On January 4, the medical student Jorge Alejandro López Rivas died at the Covid Dr José María Rodríguez hospital, in Ecatepec, after having been infected in the same place when he was treating a patient who vomited blood on his face.

After this death, various universities, including the FES Iztacala of the UNAM and the UAEM, chose to withdraw the inmates, until there were security conditions in this pandemic.

This February 22, Katia Garduño, together with a group of medical interns, affirmed that they demand “a safe return to professional practices and that we be taken into account for vaccination.

“We are part of the Health sector and we also deserve to be immunized against Covid-19 and a safe return.

“We were withdrawn from the beginning of January, due to the risk of contagion in the pandemic.

“What we demand is to be able to return safely. This is the year we look forward to the most as medical students, because medical practice is what makes us better health professionals, ”said Katia.

“We are from different universities in the State of Mexico and from other entities that we come to do our internship year.

“We want someone to come out to attend to us, because we are losing a rotation of the boarding school and for us it is very important, because it is the stage in which we rotate through different services and decide which specialty to go to,” explained the young student.

Being in contact with patients, “we need the vaccine. There were interns who had been there for six months and others who had been for a month ”, who saw their learning interrupted.

“We request that the undergraduate doctors be vaccinated and return to our activities, we no longer want to continue wasting time, lose another rotation, we want to learn, because Mexico needs real doctors who know.

“We need to keep learning and help others, but when they limit us they are limiting a whole generation of doctors,” said Denisse Jiménez.

“We are looking for a safe vaccine, because of the risk we do not want to be a source of infection, we want to be protected and we cannot lose the most important year of our careers, we have colleagues who go to social service where they will be alone as doctors,” Denisse said.

“We have already made an effort for four and a half years to learn the theory, it is time to practice and after a year of pandemic, it is very difficult for us to learn only with online classes,” they reiterated in front of the Covid Nicolás San Juan hospital.

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