The Outpatient Center for the Prevention and Care of AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections (CAPSITS) in Cancun has lost about 40 percent of its staff due to a lack of federal resources.
Edgar Mora Ucan, president of the Circulo egalitarian organization, commented that this is because federal resources that allow them to pay for the services of these professionals, such as doctors, nurses, psychologists and social workers, have not arrived.
“It has not been possible to meet this federal support because, although it has been labeled and authorized for the 2023 fiscal year, it is not possible to materialize between the federal and state. That is, the federation has not released him, everything was focused on personnel and it took almost nine months to work out the personnel.”
He recalled that the federal government, through Branch 12, supports states in providing care for HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, which cannot fully cover the number of personnel to provide needed care, but Since they do not receive resources in Quintana. The number of personnel attending Roo Capasit has been reduced, as in Cancun.
The interviewer said that last year at CapSites in Cancun, which cares for about 2,200 people, it staffed with eight doctors, five psychologists and two social workers, now there are three doctors and some psychologists, and only three nurses.
He pointed out that, although there were deficiencies earlier, they were resolved with what was available, but this staffing shortage is resulting in users coming to capacities not being in a better state of care due to saturation, which results in waiting times. The reason for this is that the turnaround time is longer and there is likely to be faster access to diagnosis and treatment.
“It is distracting, because the same health workers are going to start complaining and commenting, who cannot fix all the shortcomings and the focus should be on quality.”
Mora Ucan pointed out that, so far this year, only Circulo Egalitarian has detected five cases of AIDS, compared to four last year and 18 people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), while in 2022 they will detect fifty.
This suggests that Quintana Roo remains a leader in sexually transmitted infections, so preventive measures have not yielded results, “but if we had the wrong number of personnel, now I am reducing it.” Am.” We don’t want to see how we’re going.”
The interviewee indicated that the organizations are concerned that we are already in the fifth month of the year and there is no possibility to hire more personnel to make up for the capacities in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Chetumal and Cozumel.