L.C.C. Maye Verduzco Chaires for JoinUs without Borders, reprinted with permission
With the commitment of returning to Sonora this year to inaugurate a Specialized Hospital in Hermosillo alongside Governor Claudia Pavlovich, Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador further committed to providing “special attention” to the Seri indigenous community. He noted he would be visiting the ethnic group soon to determine social benefit programs.
President López Obrador visited Puerto Peñasco on Saturday, July 3rd on a tour through the region, along with the outgoing Governor of Sonora and Governor-elect Alfonso Durazo Montaño.
With respect to the Specialized Hospital, noted the President, work is already underway to purchase equipment so they can then hire clinical staff. They are analyzing the possibility of including the hospital within the IMSS “Bienestar” Welfare program, specifying it would be open to provide care to the general population.
Prior to the end of the current Sonora administration, the president plans to return to the state to inaugurate the hospital project, emphasizing the positive understanding and joint work with Governor Pavlovich. López Obrador noted Pavlovich has known how to work with his administration, with respect to his presidential leadership.
Governor Pavlovich Arellano stressed her commitment to work for the good of all Sonorans and thanked the President for support of measures she has pursued.
López Obrador also highlighted his commitment with the Seri indigenous community, to whom he plans to provide special attention. “I am going to visit them soon,” he stated, “because we are going to help them. This is an ethnic group with an exceptional culture. A source of pride for the State of Sonora.”