Waiting for surgery for four years: crisis and delay in IMSS patients’ health is deteriorating
Ana Maria de Luna, at this time, can hardly walk. Over the years the pain he suffered has become more constant and more complex. He is 51 years old and is suffering from fibromyalgia. It is urgent for a neurosurgeon to intervene on him, as he needs lumbar spondylolisthesis. This means they have to move your vertebrae so that you can continue to move. But he has postponed the surgery for more than 4 years and citing different reasons.
“I am suing IMSS for negligence. I am waiting for surgery since 2018 for spondylolisthesis. I have been postponed due to lack of surgeon and material. But it seems illogical to me that they take so long, they tell me that there are people who have been waiting for this for a long time. But I need surgery.”
Furthermore, he reported that without proper care, he has spent several days in the emergency room of HGZ No. 1 because of his condition. This situation includes a shortage of medicines (buying them abroad requires an investment of 900 pesos per week), and delays in their operation, which in the private sector would cost more than 150,000 pesos.
“I went to human rights, they took copies of my diagnosis, my file. I took him, he said he would talk to me about the capital. 15 days ago I was admitted to clinic 1, and they didn’t do anything with me. I was waiting for the call and the call did not come.”