The Medical Union of the Argentine Republic (AMRA) began a two-day strike this Tuesday to demand more security in the province’s health institutions. Doctors will not provide care in public health centers, but they will maintain minimum guards.
The measure was taken after the violent crime of police officer Leoncio Bermúdez. The agent He was shot dead last Tuesday night. when at least two armed men covered in black masks burst into the hospital to rescue a man sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for crimes such as homicide and attempted homicide, identified as Gabriel Lencina who had been transferred from the prison of Piñero for your medical attention.
However, this objective was frustrated inside the hospital because the condemned man was guarded by members of the Santa Fe Penitentiary Service and handcuffed. According to the reconstruction of the incident, one of the criminals ran into the police officer, Bermúdez, at the door and shot him several times. A large operation was immediately launched to find the perpetrators of the crime, who have not yet been located.
AMRA demands that current and recently elected authorities focus on ensuring the safety of health workers and that care for prisoners be urgently resolved. The union reiterates its commitment: “Where there is a health professional working, the union will be there.”