“There is one strong hand in hospitals. There are cases where the elevator can only be used by those with the highest hierarchical rank, for example, deployed doctors, that is, those who have a permanent employment relationship, but not residents or interns. There are many more situations like this,” he commented on Twitter.
“More than a formative phase, it seems like a militarized phase, that is, there is zero tolerance for mistakes. But, at the same time, there is zero tolerance and openness for any dialogue,” added Aaron Rico, from AMMIP.
Although they went through similar violent conditions, Onofre condemns that the current leaders of education threaten and harass new students. Last Sunday, for example, they were threatened that they would not be granted social services if they participated in the strike.
“We found ourselves in a rather rigid structure, hyper-hierarchical, which tends to avoid the student and let him know that he is, as we call him, cheap labor to run the health system,” he complained.
“White corner revolution”
After the national strike, the Minister of Health, Jorge Alcocer, announced that they are asking for an increase in the amount of scholarships awarded to doctors in training.
Although medical students doubt that this will happen, they see that possible changes are the result of their struggle.
“This is the least that a doctor in training deserves, but it seems unrealistic to us. Because that means doubling what we earn, which is about 1,800 pesos a month. We spend our whole life in the hospital for 1800 pesos. If they are saying this to appease the population, I think it is a very serious lack of ethics. And, furthermore, it is an aspect of everything that needs to be improved,” Onofre said.