President  Enrique Peña Nieto inaugurated the Santa Catarina Rural Hospital No. 16 and the Chata Terrazas Community Hostel in the State of San Luis Potosí.

Background

The municipality of Axtla Terrazas used not to have a hospital, meaning that its inhabitants had to travel to Ciudad Valles or another hospital an hour away.

This work will benefit over 170 thousand inhabitants in La Huasteca, nearly 100,000 of which belong to indigenous communities in the region.

The Community Hostel, with a capacity for 80 people, will provide accommodation for the relatives of those being treated at the new hospital, who come from neighboring communities.

IMSS- Prospera strengthened the hospital infrastructure of the Huasteca through the completion of four rural medical units: Rancho Nuevo; Ensenada, Cuayo II; and Ahuehueyo.

These clinics will provide timely care for more than 19,000 people in the event of illness or accident.

“I am pleased to see how the infrastructure we are building  in the medical sector, to bring medical services to more people, is expanding”. EPN