Thursday, October 16, 2014

Iquala Doctor; "I saw the injury, but did not treat him because it was not my responsibility."



I am at a loss as to what to say.  As tragic as the happenings in Iguala were, I understand reasons for the actions of most of the players involved.  There was corruption, greed, craving for power, fear, a sense of impunity, indifference, the fervor and intensity of youth trying to right perceived wrongs and seeking a better life, poverty and class (caste) discrimination.  And just plain evil.  

On the night of September 26, Abarca, his wife and their guests danced to the cumbia rhythm of Red Light. They continued to party despite the fact that he was hunting students. By midnight, the teachers college students lay dead on the floor in pools of blood. Others were hiding in terror in the mountains, a few were given refuge in houses. No police went back to take an interest. The military only attended to reports of theft, such as at the Cristina clinic.

Just after half past four in the morning, the first prosecutors arrived to cover the dead with a blanket. The teachers college students laid on the pavement for six hours. Alone. They were of no importance to anyone.  A few of the student injured that escaped and sought medical care.  This is how one Doctor reacted to their pleas for help.

As shameful as the actions of violence were earlier in the evening, we have all seen it become customary and common for authorities to impose cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in order to stifle dissent..  But this is a new low point.  I can only say I am embarrassed for Mexico.


 Iguala, Guerrero: Casually, with a hint of satisfaction at having accomplished the mission of refusing to treat the student with a broken jaw and his face pierced by a bullet, surgeon Ricardo Herrera says
"I saw the injury, but did not treat him because it was not my responsibility."
On the night of September 26, when the doctor found him hiding inside his hospital with twenty student teachers, the student's wounds required urgent attention, but rather than helping him, the doctor spoke to the Municipal Police to take them.

That night the doctor called the same authority that three times had ambushed students from the Rural Normal School of Ayotzinapa--an hour away--by spraying with bullets the buses that were transporting them. In another still unsolved episode--in which gunmen from the Guerreros Unidos [United Warriors] cartel killed two adults and four students (one of whom appeared skinned: faceless, with eyes pulled out) and detained 43 others who have still not appeared.

For this doctor, the injured had no more than a graze that split the lips, and he walked talking with his peers as if it were nothing. He justifies his neglect:
"'The ayotzinapos are aggressive, violent. They remove patients, they destroy, they are like criminals. If they really are students, they don't do that."
This reaction is similar to that of many residents of Iguala. It is the same with the military, paramedics, government ministries and state police who turned their backs on the students of this rural school where teachers are trained and where being poor is the requirement for enrolling.

When the doctor is reminded that medical students have also disappeared and could have ended up in pits--as the police and cartel members arrested by federal prosecutor have declared--he replies:
"That's what will happen to all the 'ayotzinapos', don't you think?"
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The father of one of the two wounded students, who remained hospitalized at the Iguala General Hospital until Tuesday, October 7, relates what he knows about his son's fate:
"When I received the call from my son's cell phone at two o'clock in the morning, I thought that it was he, but that's when I learned roughly that he was injured and that they didn't want to care for him at a clinic nor were there taxis to take him. I do not understand how the Navy and the Army arrived, and they did not allow him to be taken [to receive medical treatment]. They also intimidated him."
The boy's father was visited by the teacher who guided the teachers college students to hide in the Cristina clinic. The teacher confirmed that the taxi drivers did not want to take the injured man, and that he and his fellow students tried to staunch the bleeding with a T-shirt. An hour and a half after the shooting, someone shouted that the Army was approaching. Everyone hid. The military, pointing their weapons, drove the 26 out of their hiding places, yelled at them for engaging in "delinquency" and showed signs of detaining them. The teacher recalls:
"They got to a private hospital; that's forced entry. It is a crime. We told them that if they are going to call the municipal police, they are going to deliver us to be killed, because they are the ones who shot everyone."
They were. They assured them that soon an ambulance would pass by for the wounded. They boarded the taxi sent by an acquaintance at the hospital.

The young man had nightmares. They sedated him, says the father. He lost his voice and part of his face. His face is swollen, and he communicates through writing. On Wednesday, October 8, he was moved to Mexico City for surgery.
Next is the brother of another of the wounded, who remains in a coma. He is connected to life support. The little body movement that he has is reflexive. They couldn't move him to a specialty hospital because he needs to be connected and his brain is inflamed.

Normalista student Julio César Mondragón found with eyes removed and face skinned off
DD.  "The concern is not the perversity of the wicked, but the indifference of good." MLK

26 comments:

  1. For the awful behavior and attitude of these people (incl. the doctors !)
    I blame USA !

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    1. Blame blame blame the US its there fault that Mexico is the pit of hell... your own people don't help each other cause its not there responsibility. .. Mexican in Mexico are trash .

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    2. Its true if only the rest of the mexicans that arent criminals putted a little bit of their part to HELP SOLVE THE PROBLEM the mexicans woulda been in a much better place not in that hell hole. but like 11:51 said. No.. is not their responsability like if mexico wasn't their nation. EN DONDE KEDO su viva mexico?? puras babosadas nadamas....

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    3. Mira lo dejaron sin cara con los dientes pelados puro hueso,, la pura maldad son malvados los que icieron eso ..esos ya son de el satan6s

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  2. Unfortunately, those without money or insurance get the same here in the USA, but for different reasons. This doctor is either scared shitless to help those injured lest he be next to die, or he is corrupt too. He violated his oath as a doctor.

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  3. I may be reaching, but maybe that wicked Santa Muerte shit has unleashed some crazy evil through Mexico. It seems hellishly amoral. It's a place where I feel almost anything can happen. Beheadings galore. Human trafficking. Drug trafficking. Massacres. What ISN'T on the table.

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    1. "What ISN'T on the table " unfortunately values. Sad

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  4. The doc is scared shitless. He wants to appear 'cool' to the halcons in the hospital.
    He may also suffer from class superioritis, a particularly sad state where one must put down others to feel good about oneself.

    When will someone put together the 'mexican revolution manifesto', ala battle for algiers, or something to provide the blueprint for a 'non strong man' revolution?

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  5. It appears Mexico has become the Devil's playground. But Karma has it's ways and eventually what comes around goes around. The time will come when those evil doers will suffer the same fate and die in their own misery.

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  6. Not true. Emergency room service cannot be refused to anyone in the USA, not even someone there illegally. It states it right on the walls of the hospitals in the emergency rooms, and in the reception area that they cannot refuse you treatment. Besides that they would not have been given to the people that did this to them in the first place. I see a kid here in Chihuahua that begs for money on the corner everyday. He has a hole that goes right to the bone and is probably the size of a small soup bowl. Is skin looks like leather, and I thought he would have died two years ago from gang green when I first saw it. It is still oozing blood and puss and I cannot look at it when I am stopped at the light. He would have been taken to an emergency room in the USA, no question about it. Since he did not pay into social security there is no hope fore him here.

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    1. They put a band-aid on you, that what is minimally necessary, and get you out the door. Unless, of course, you have cash or insurance. Aftercare? Forget about it.

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  7. Mexico has become a land of ball less wonders. When are people going to grow some balls and fight ??? It is a failed country full of failed people.

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    1. What makes you so brave, if you were there you would be a little bitch, say something in some of these places and you and your whole family would be wiped out so STFU idoit and say something intelligent!

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    2. Yeah,just hide under your bed and wait to be.slaughtered is better?

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  8. My first experience in mainland Mexico with a doctor was not pleasant. My friend
    had a cable malfunction while rock climbing in Vallarta, he fell about ten meters. We were frantically trying to find a doctor. My friend was in great pain. Finally we found one. He would not treat him until after we found an ATM so he could get paid. He got banged up but nothing permanent. This was an isolated incident. Most doctors in Mexico are fantastic. Just not the greedy ones from Chilangolandia.
    Mexico needs to change, how does the saying go? Mata un Chilango Y haz
    patria.

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  9. God gave us free will! And ultimately we will choose our destiny! Let's not forget everyone will one day have to answer to him!

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  10. As a medical professional myself, we take an oath to never refuse aid to anyone; saint or sinner. For shame.

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  11. Doctor would be getting a full clip if I was in iguala right now

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    1. I think you mean a full magazine.

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    2. what if he was treatened and afraid of getting killed for helping??

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    3. He probably was but if someone refuse first aid to innocent person do you feel that's right

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    4. If innocent no is not right, only that doctor knows why, it would be good to ask him why..

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    5. I'll tell you why because he's a pussy

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  12. La Luz Roja is some pretty dope shit tho. . .

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  13. The only way a person with a bad injury like this can go untreated in the USA is if he refuses treatment himself . Then I think they would declare him not in his right mind and treat him anyway. The doctor is clearly has no problem putting his own safety before these kids.

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  14. If you can't respect your self worth, how can you find worth in others. These people who will kill, and/or inflict pain on others, for love of money, are suffering more then we can possibly imagine. They are lost souls who do not know love, and are desperately seeking for some one to idolize them for their misdirected bravery. I read somewhere that being macho is not about not giving a F____. Instead is having the courage to think and do right, and stand up to oppression, as well as protecting those that are weaker than you. I do not wish ill for them, but instead I pray that somehow they will be touched by Devine love and see the error of their ways. Love is what they are lacking from there lives, and I for one, will add to their misery, and instead, will choose to send love their way, so that they may know that joy that sharing and helping others bring.

    God bless those truly brave to face the horrors, and macho enough to live among the fallen, trying to change a system that created such self appointed monsters. God give them strength.

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