The plaintiffs within the case additionally argued that many of the docs’ pay would possibly go to the Cuban authorities, not the medical professionals themselves.
The identification of those that filed for the injunction was not launched. However a number of skilled and medical teams have criticized the plan, which was introduced by the president Could 9.
The settlement with the Cuban authorities was negotiated “with out having confirmed the standard of the docs, and with out having validated their training, as required by relevant laws, and with out proving they’ve data of the diseases and endemic illnesses of the Mexican inhabitants,” in line with the submitting.
“The hiring is prohibited, as a result of it favors circumstances of recent slavery and even human trafficking,” it continued.
Cuba has despatched docs to many nations. However in lots of locations the place they function, Cuban docs recieve solely a fraction of the salaries paid by the host nation, with the lion’s share going to the Cuban authorities.
The injunction course of will proceed with an in depth listening to on the criticism, to be held in June.
López Obrador needs the Cubans to follow in underserved rural communities. However Mexican docs mentioned they need to be employed first, earlier than bringing in foreigners. Some have complained that Mexican docs are prepared, however that paperwork with medical certifications has held them up.
López Obrador has a political and mawkish attachment to Cuba, and in 2020, in the course of the coronavirus pandemic, about 500 Cuban docs who weren’t specialists have been employed to work in Mexico.
Mexico does have a deficit of specialists like cardiologists and anesthesiologists, largely in poor, violent or rural areas the place it’s much less engaging for them to stay. The nation has about 107 specialists per 100,000 folks, nicely under the beneficial internatonal degree of 230.
López Obrador has pledged to attempt to rent as many Mexican specialists as can be found.
Mexico’s under-funded public well being sector has been plagued for many years by low pay and cumbersome hiring practices. Some specialists make as little as $1,000 a month at authorities hospitals, and complement their earnings by working part-time at non-public hospitals.
Since most non-public hospitals are in huge cities, that makes it even tougher to draw specialists to remoted outlying areas.