Cuban doctor gunned down in Ecatepec, Mexico

Cuban doctor shot dead in Mexico City hospital

A Cuban doctor was gunned down in a hospital in a tough neighborhood on the outskirts of Mexico City.

A Cuban doctor was shot dead in a hospital in a difficult neighborhood on the outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico State prosecutors confirmed on Monday (August 15).

The doctor, whose name has not been released, was killed on Friday along with a nurse and another woman in a hospital in the municipality of Ecatepec, in the state of Mexico.

The murder comes after criticism of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s plan to hire hundreds of Cuban doctors to work where Mexican doctors are unavailable or in areas where they don’t want to work because they are too dangerous or distant.

The Cuban doctor killed in Ecatepec is said to have arrived in Mexico some time ago and was not part of the current hiring program. However, his death raised the question of whether parts of Mexico are also too dangerous for Cuban doctors.

A woman who identified herself as the victim’s sister wrote on her Facebook account that the deceased man was Ernesto Oliva Legra.

Prosecutors in Mexico State, which borders Mexico City, said two armed men entered the hospital in the early hours of Friday morning and asked for a patient at the front desk.

Unable to locate her, the gunmen then forced the receptionist to open the door to a medical area on the second floor, where they opened fire, killing the nurse and another woman, and injuring the doctor.

The doctor later died of his injuries at another hospital. Local media said the other victim was a woman who had visited a relative undergoing treatment.

Mexican gangs have been known to enter hospitals at gunpoint to finish off injured rivals, and Mexico has also seen a wave of violence against medical personnel.

Source: Milenio

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