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  1. All these last few days squabbles over a brand new hospital that provides convenience to expats and nationals who may not want to travel about 50 minutes away at night or maybe they don't have cars?! It's impossible to get all equipments in one day. It's perfectly fine for anyone to travel to any hospitals as his/her choice. Choices are wonderful. However, this's just my opinion - put your thumbs away and keep some negative thoughts to yourself - Hospital San Antonio deserves a chance. Do not attack. I'm entitled to my opinion.
    7 points
  2. People concerned with rapid access to the latest technology and specialists should not choose to live in small towns in the central highlands of Mexico.
    6 points
  3. They have been fighting forest fires for a week. Please bring energy/electrolyte drinks to firehouse on Libramiento .or Ajijic delegation (the south west corner of the Ajijic plaza)
    4 points
  4. Please do not assume that all people without cars cannot afford to buy them, or that they cannot afford to pay for a ride to Guadalajara or they cannot afford to pay for hospital services in a private hospital. Why would someone not want a quality facility nearby ? This new hospital is within spitting distance of me, and I am thrilled not to have to rely on the Cruz Roja for emergency care. I hope the new hospital is a success and, I , too, am thrilled with the option of immediate care/stabilization prior to a transfer to GDL if needed. If not, then decent care close by is just pla
    4 points
  5. chillin in Chiapas the poorest state in the nation specialists charge between 600 and 800 pesos a visit as well so 800 in jalisco is not such a rip off . It is what most specialists charge.
    4 points
  6. Jumping the gun on pricing aren't you? It is an unknown as of now. Why do you assume that people can't afford a car? I know someone who doesn't drive any more because of medical issues. Go where you want to go and be comfortable with where you want to be. I'm delighted with the new hospital since it's five minutes away from me. Emergencies happen and I will be very grateful to have such a facility so close to me. We're not talking about elective procedures here, it's about life and death. YMMV.
    4 points
  7. We have a new local commandante of the state transitos. Gordo is GONE thanks to the good people who wrote letters confirming extortion. Hector is planning a town Hall to introduce the commandante.
    3 points
  8. This is not accurate. My favorite Quality Care doctor tells me they have been invited to use the San Antonio hospital but they have no connection with the hospital being built on the libramiento.
    3 points
  9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6122668/ " The anti-vaccination movement was most strongly rejuvenated in recent years by the publication of a paper in The Lancet by a former British doctor and researcher, Andrew Wakefield, which suggested credence to the debunked-claim of a connection between the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine and development of autism in young children. Several studies published later disproved a causal association between the MMR vaccine and autism. Wakefield drew severe criticism for his flawed and unethical research methods, which he us
    3 points
  10. Well my friend, I think that we can 'all' agree that our immigration laws were not written to address the current kind of problems we are seeing caused by the sheer numbers of folks attempting to enter under our asylum laws. But I, for one, am not buying that your 'assurance' about the intent of the 'current crop' is more than just an opinion of how you see it and wish it weren't and, in my opinion, is a gross misrepresentation (easy life, milk, gold, unwilling) of a group of people none of us really know or know much of anything about.
    3 points
  11. Get ready to grease the new feller on the block...
    3 points
  12. Over what timeframe does your 500 deaths occur? Since the vaccination was developed I believe... and that was 'reported', not necessarily confirmed. Only 1 death reported since 2015. The vast majority of deaths from measles worldwide, 95%, come from undeveloped countries which have little or no vaccination programs. It is my understanding that the current outbreak is most prevalent in areas where either for religious or cultural (foreign) reasons children were not vaccinated.... something like 85% of the cases reported were from non-vaccinated persons. Me, I'll continue to believ
    3 points
  13. There are many second hand stores east of Wally World on the highway... and Barbara's Bazaar in central Ajijic (just west of Colon on 16th de Septiembre). For me "iron" is a four letter word.
    2 points
  14. You assume too much. One of the prime objectives of the San Antonio is stabilization for transport if necessary. One of the principals is Dr. Garcia Garcia who is well known for all things to do with the heart. You are making judgements without facts.
    2 points
  15. Lily H is spot on! How can anyone bitch about an upgrade of medical care availability close to home?
    2 points
  16. All of the new Congress that comes from minority ethnicities, religions, racial makeups, seem to read, write, and understand English, as well as the laws, good or bad. So what is your problem about all this assimilation? Oh I see, they should be white. blue eyed Christians (preferably non-Catholic) A total red herring argument. Attrition of your point of view is more important to me than your idea of assimilation.
    2 points
  17. And parents that think they know more than doctors.
    2 points
  18. Beside spending 3 lousy days in a private clinic in CHiapas I also spent some nights in the general hospital there as a friend of mineĀ“s child had to be there with her son who had fractured his skull.There were no bed available so her son spent 3 days in the emergency room on a cart. The parents or family slept outside on the street and in the waiting room on cardboards on the ground... and it is cold in San Cristobal. The patient had to have a parent or tutor with him at all times. That person was given a tiny chair to spend 6 hours at a time. Once I entered to help at 8pm and had to stay unt
    2 points
  19. It's too bad all of us can't put this reminder so politely and effectively. Let's remember we don't live in the big city here but it is nearby if we need that level of care. Thanks to bmh for the reminder just how good we have it here compared to much if not most of Mexico.
    2 points
  20. A group of 8 of us had lunch there and it was delicious and extremely good prices. I had a plate full of garlic shrimp, potatoes, salad and bread. Everyone enjoyed their meal. We will be back. They open for breakfast at 10 a.m., open every day. I have another friend who had the bacon wrapped shrimp and raved about it. Ricardo is the owner and speaks great English. He also has a restaurant in a hotel in SJC. Please try LaCeiba. You won't be sorry. It took a little while for us to served, but the wait was worth it. It is west of Ajijic on the mountain side past t
    1 point
  21. John, Ilox assigns private IP addresses by default. If you need to open ports to see your cameras, they can switch your IP to public dynamic at no charge. You will need to request the port mappings to the Ilox NOC. They do not allow access to the port forward menu on the modem by customers. However they will be happy to open ports on request. Just send a mail to noc@mail.ilox.mx telling them what you want... (i.e. port no, TCP UDP or both, IP and MAC address to forward to, etc) Earlier I thought this was quite a restrictive policy... After several conversations with Victor
    1 point
  22. This is horrifying, not only for the people living in and near these areas but the animals. I know our Maid and Gardener have livestock up there. They're scrambling to get up there and get their animals to safety. We all need to monitor this and help the firefighters, as listed above. Everyone, be alert and be safe. Valerie
    1 point
  23. I took a cart full of electrolytes, water, fruit. and bar-type snacks by earlier today and they were very grateful to be receiving support from the community. I am guessing that leather work gloves and tools like sturdy hoes, shovels, and machetes would be appreciated, too. Also, the American Legion is collecting items to be delivered to the Bomberos as well.
    1 point
  24. The vast majority are asylum seekers, and are therefore not 'illegals'. They either appear at a border entry point, and suffer the long waits, sometimes for days, during the 'intentional slowdown', or cross more quickly elsewhere, and then walk the roads and turn themselves in to the first border patrol officer they encounter; also legal. It is true that the numbers are overwhelming, but that is not the fault of Mexico, which treats them humanely, rather than turning them back to face the dangers they seek to escape. They need help, not punishment, from both Mexico and the USA, as has always
    1 point
  25. Gosh, no honorable mention for asylum seekers?
    1 point
  26. Great news. He got me, too. Good riddance.
    1 point
  27. Today is Friday and you need to leave Sunday? Not one of those advance planners, eh? I hope it is not because of a family emergency. Why don't you just take a plane or a bus to Houston and then get your paperwork done there and then come back the same way when you have your paperwork in order. I know this requires more money than you might think is practical, but less than it will cost encountering problems along the way. Alternatively, I think there is a service that can get paperwork to transport a vehicle with outdated paperwork to the border for you... not sure how, but maybe you
    1 point
  28. I wouldn't be surprised if the number of ill people is irrelevant to the success of these two hospitals. They will simply adjust prices accordingly as they have a growing and virtually captive client base. Good luck everyone!
    1 point
  29. Curious. Where is the nearest heliport to Hospital San Antonio? Jocotepec hospital has one. Ten minutes to Guadalajara. Advanced life support on board. Something more than a crash cart. I know that you don,t live here Tiny, if you did, and if you had common sense, you would realize that the majority of medical practitioners here are chasing the gringo dollar. Even Quality Care, which generally has top of the line specialists has now raised their price to 800 peso per visit.
    1 point
  30. Cesar has been adopted by a nice Mexican family with older children. YEAH
    1 point
  31. That is exactly the point I am trying to make. If you go into cardiac arrest, let's say, they don't have the specialists and special equipment to keep you alive. Even Jocotepec hospital would have to fly you to Guadalajara. The public hospital in Guadalajara I like has a brand new heliport it is very busy with air ambulances and I have also seen Federales copters land there.
    1 point
  32. I am still trying to my head around how people who cannot afford a car or driver service to Guadalajara or Jocotepec are going to afford an expensive private hospital, paying as much as $500 U.S. per day? This based on what Ajijic "hospital" charges and also what lower level private hospital charges in Guadalajara. They be willing to provide some dressing, and maybe even some stiches, but after that they will want to see a credit card (which they will block out like hotels do) or a pile of cash, which they will keep for safekeeping.
    1 point
  33. Well, that's scary!!!
    1 point
  34. Any doctor who is Board certified will be given privileges at SAH.
    1 point
  35. see link to doctors who oppose mandatory vaccinations maybe they know something that we do not know https://worldwidechoice.org/mandatory-vaccination-blog/
    1 point
  36. It used to be. I wish it were again.
    1 point
  37. Look again. Those are median salaries. Highest is about 22,000 pesos. That's quite a high salary for what is pretty much barely a middle class job. Doctors here don't make anywhere near what doctors make in the USA, and being a general practitioner isn't a glamour job here. Understand that these doctors are employees of Farmacia Similares--that's who pays them. What the patient pays is 40 pesos per consultation--could be 5 minutes, could be 2 hours. I was in a Similares waiting room in Mexico City when a young woman was brought in by her companion. She looked about half dead; she
    1 point
  38. I thought politics was a no no on this board. A troll from Texas has special privileges?
    1 point
  39. Anti vaccers[sp?] should all be put away for child abuse of their own children and assault or causing the death others. Yes some of them have even killed their own children.
    1 point
  40. Dennis - I don't think so - I have dealt with her three or four times, always in Spanish.
    1 point
  41. " Also, vaccines do not make a child sick with the disease, and they do not weaken the immune system. Vaccines introduce a killed/disabled antigen into the body so the immune system can produce antibodies against it and create immunity to the disease. That said, it's not uncommon for a child to develop a mild runny nose and/or cough after receiving the flu vaccine. This does not mean, however that your child "got the flu." Also, because it takes about two weeks for the flu vaccine to become effective, and because flu symptoms do not immediately appear, a person could unknowingly already be inf
    1 point
  42. There is a pool available to anyone just east of S&S, actually in the same parking lot as Puritan Chicken. You'd have to go to see about open swim hours.
    1 point
  43. Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't those most vigorously demanding a humble assimilation were, and still are, old white dudes and evangelical christians?
    1 point
  44. On a more constructive note, I called the SAT hospital this morning and asked about CT scans. I was told that the equipment is installed, but not yet operational. "Hopefully next week" was the prognosis.
    1 point
  45. Deaths from measles, as cafemediterraneo points out, are almost all in underdeveloped countries without access to clean water, good nutrition, proper sewage treatment, people unable to afford to go to a doctor, and where there may not be proper hygiene. Vaccinations do save lives, and it's wonderful that people in those places can be protected. But most of us of a certain age all had measles as children, my own 3 daughters all had measles as children. Yes, quite sick for a week, but no one died. Chicken pox and whooping cough, as well. And letting the body fight off those diseases bolster
    1 point
  46. Often a divergent point of view allows a person to arrive at the truth, especially when those divergent views appear to come to the same conclusions. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/05/us/crossing-the-border-statistics.html Or https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/us-has-hit-breaking-point-at-border-amid-immigration-surge-customs-and-border-protection-commissioner-says/2019/03/27/d2014068-5093-11e9-af35-1fb9615010d7_story.html?utm_term=.3fdf18e5da00 I presume these sources are acceptable.
    1 point
  47. None so blind as those who will not see, nor so deaf as those who will not hear. Often the truth is shocking.
    1 point
  48. There is a need for small hospital and larger top notch ones. For some o the everyday stuff and some emergency the local hospitals are fine for some other emergency we need to go to Guadalajara.. We chose to live an hour or more of the good hospitals so be it.. take your lumps and live with t, I say.
    1 point
  49. I got bored after reading about 10 of your posts. I can't believe some of the people on this site. Quit griping all the time and give the hospital a chance. There is also another one coming. i wonder what the gripes will be about that one. If you don't like the new hospitals, then take the trip to GDL, but grow up.
    1 point
  50. To all you guys bitching about this or that here, get sick in San Cristobal de las Casas and get a dose of reality in Mexico.. There neither hospital or doctors are great. Actually some hospitals are pretty scary. You have no idea how easy and good you have it here. My husband just got surgery in one of the private hospitals there and we do not even have facturas yet and probably will never get them, I just will have to report them to SAT for cheating on the texes on top of being no good..
    1 point
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