Cancer patients block access to Terminal 1 of the AICM; They demand medications and treatments – El Sol de México

A protest and blockade registered this morning at vicinity of the International Airport Terminal 1 of the Mexico Cityby patients with breast cancer, from the state of Michoacán that are treated in different clinics of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), who demand a dialogue with authorities for do not stop your treatments and their attention is guaranteed.

This is a group of around 40 people blocking Captain Carlos León Avenue, the main access to Terminal 1.

The protesters were joined by patients with a shortage of medications for treatments psychiatric hospitals in Mexico City.

The Protestants shout slogans and use banners to demand that they be guaranteed their chemotherapy treatments and medications.

Patients from clinics 4 in Zamora, Michoacán and Regional Hospital 1 reported that since August they have not had their treatments, which means that they may have relapses that could cost them their lives.

They transfer users

At the scene, police from the Secretariat of Citizen Security cut off traffic, which is quite affected.

Also, using its patrol vans, the SSC transports users who were stranded on Circuito Interior and Boulevard Puerto Aéreo, where many of them decided to arrive on foot so as not to miss their flights.

Authorities urge motorists to take alternate routes.

The protesters ask for the intervention of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, “to listen to us: chemo yes, shortage no,” while they carry out the blockade that affects hundreds of users and workers of the AICM.

The dissidents state that they will not get off the road, that if their requests are not met, they will extend the closure until they have a solution.

Federal authorities arrive

After an hour and a half of blockade, federal government authorities arrived to engage in dialogue with the protesters who are asking for their treatments to be restored and their cancer medications to be supplied.

Originally published in The Press

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