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Fractured Healthcare System in Mexico City

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Ariel view of Mexico City and the World Trade Center Mexico City. Image by Isabel Izek. Mexico, 2016.
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Mexico is considered the most advanced of the developing countries. Yet access to medical technology...

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Aerial view of Mexico City and the World Trade Center Mexico City. Image by Isabel Izek. Mexico, 2016
Aerial view of Mexico City and the World Trade Center Mexico City. Image by Isabel Izek. Mexico, 2016.

Hospital Pediátrico Legaría is supported by the Secretaría de Salud, part of the federal healthcare system established to provide funding to the unemployed and uninsured. However, hospitals such as this one remain underfunded. Patients are given the best of care from dedicated physicians and nurses, but attending practitioners cannot make up for the lack of medical technology and the shortage of services.

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