Pablo Salazar investigating the death of 30 newborns
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Pablo Salazar investigating the death of 30 newborns

Comitan : Mexico | Jun 11, 2011 at 10:59 AM PDT
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Tuxtla Gutierrez, the Attorney General of the State of Chiapas opened an investigation against the former governor Pablo Salazar, because of the likely liability that may be in the deaths of 30 newborns, occurring in the regional hospital in Comitan.

"In the behaviors that the Attorney General of Justice is investigating the state of Chiapas, which have effectively considered criminal, there is a very grave where 30 children died in hospital in Comitan," the attorney general of Chiapas, Raciel Salazar López.

For this and other cases like the alleged diversion of funds by Hurricane Stan, the former president also face charges of embezzlement and abuse of functions.

The death of 30 newborns occurred on December 24, 2002 to early 2003, the government of Pablo Salazar.

The investigations were never made to clarify the facts, on the contrary, they failed to issue, he said.

He said the case and denied that Salazar Mendiguchía arrest has political overtones, "and neither is it a witch hunt."

Yesterday, at a news conference, said there is criminal liability to pay and proceed according to law.

The 25 April, 2004, the National Commission on Human Rights (CND H) issued recommendation 24/2004, addressed to the then Governor of Chiapas, Pablo Salazar, upon proof of inadequate care in eight of the 35 cases of newborn patients who died during the months of December 2002 and January 2003.

On 3 January 2003, the ombudsman of Chiapas officially filed the complaint number CED H / CO M/002/01/2003, the report appeared on a radio program on a local station that reported on the alleged negligence Medical General Hospital Comitan, Chiapas, because of which killed at least 18 newborns.

Through a diagnosis made on 13 January this year jointly by the Ministry of Health, the Attorney General and the Comptroller General of the State Government of Chiapas, and by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) established in the regional hospital there was no infrastructure and human resources to meet the demand for neonatal care.

The diagnosis indicated that there was inadequate prenatal care in most cases.

Meanwhile, the government ignored Mendiguchía Salazar on the investigations that should have been done to clarify the cases of deaths recorded and the date the families know the reasons that led to the deaths of the children there.

Abdel Fattah Hussein is based in Cairo, Kairo, Egypt, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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