Health Services To Be Restored To Families Of Hermosillo ABC Daycare Victims

Published: Friday, February 15, 2019 - 7:28am
Updated: Friday, February 15, 2019 - 8:49am

Family members of the tragic 2009 ABC Daycare fire in Hermosillo, Sonora, will again be able to access health services through the federal social security system.

That fire claimed the lives of 49 young children and injured more than 100 others in June 2009. In the wake of the incident, victims and their family members got access to healthcare and other services from the Mexican Social Security Institute, or IMSS in Spanish.

Services for family members were suspended in November in response to a federal investigation of alleged irregularities.

“The National Center for Human rights told IMSS that, whether or not there was an investigation into irregularities, the service should not have been suspended,” said Julio Cesar Marquez, whose son of the same name was killed in the fire.

High-level administrators have told local outlets that service has been restored, though Marquez said he has not seen evidence of that yet.

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