A doctor which was identified as David Armando Suayfeta Méndez was assassinated this Saturday morning. The man was aboard his truck, which was in the parking lot of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) hospital in Zacatepec.
According to the weekly Process, the investigations indicated that the doctor would have finished covering his watch around 6:40 a.m., at which point he went to his vehicle, a Chevrolet truck, Silverado color black.
Once aboard the van, unknown men attacked Suayfeta Méndez by throwing Molotov cocktails at him. The fire was reported to spread rapidly through the vehicle, consuming the front end and scorching the body.
The Morelos State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) has not ruled on the attack or informed the public. However, there are unofficial reports that indicated that they were found “Ballistic evidence”, that is, bullet casings, around the vehicle. Is information has not been confirmed by authorities.
In the Outside the parking lot where the doctor’s truck was, a car was abandoned in which the alleged assailants were transported. Elements of the Attorney General’s Office cordoned off the area and agents of the Forensic Medical Service (SEMEFO) went to the crime scene to remove the body. Until now there is no information on the possible motive for the crime.
David Armando was the son of the also doctor Juan David Suayfeta González, former local deputy for the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in Morelos for the X District, based in the South zone, from 2000 to 2003.
As reported by the weekly, Suayfeta González was president of the Board of Directors and is currently director of the Sofía clinic, also located in Zacatepec.
Colleagues and friends expressed their sadness on social media and demanded justice for the perpetrators of the attack.
“I join in the grief of friends, family and medical personnel for the death of our friend David Suayfeta Méndez. I condemn any act of violence and demand that the competent authorities clarify the facts, as well as justice. Rest in peace, “said a user on Twitter.
“#Justice for Dr. David Suayfeta @ cuauhtemocb10 @Fiscalia_Mor May they soon find those responsible for the crime and have the punishment they deserve,” said another user.
A Campaign to End Attacks Against Healthcare Workers
Since the beginning of the pandemic, In some areas of Mexico, nurses and doctors have had to endure attacks, threats and insults by settlers.
For this reason, the National Union of Social Security Workers (SNTSS), created a campaign in favor of the so-called “health heroes”, because the attacks against medical personnel do not stop in the country.
“From the trench for you”, is the title of the video of said campaign that was published by the SNTSS on social networks, to generate awareness and respect for orderlies, doctors, nurses, and other personnel who are in the first battle against the coronavirus.
In the clip, doctors from various hospital centers offered a few words to the public, with the intention of stopping the violence that is being generated against them during this COVID-19 pandemic. The participating medical personnel agreed that insults do not stop and asked for help from society so that they can work in peace.
In various parts of the country have reported attacks ranging from the classic discriminatory phrases to death threats, and even blows by citizens in some hospitals. According to the Ministry of the Interior (Segob), in May there were around 47 attacks against doctors and nurses.
In early April, the IMSS rejected any type of violence or discrimination against health personnel in general, and asked to stop these attacks as soon as possible.