Translated by Fulano from an article in El Universal.com.
A federal judge issued an injunction to benefit an elderly man and ordered different authorities in the health sector of Nuevo León to authorize medical attention and medicines for his illnesses.
The measure was ordered by the Second District Judge for Administrative Matters in the state of Nuevo León, Juan Dávila Rangel, upon determining that the position adopted by the state authorities is contrary to the human right of health and what is required by the Constitution and in international treaties of which Mexico is a party.
With this judgment, the authorities are obligated to provide medicines and treatment consistent with the illnesses from which the 82 year old person suffers, which treatments were denied by the Doctor Bernardo Sepúlveda Metropolitan Hospital, in spite of his deteriorating physical condition and many petitions for specialized medical care.
“In his resolution, Judge Dávila Rangel warned the responsible authorities did not provide the maximum human rights protections recognized in Article 4, paragraph 4 of the Constitution, which guarantees that such right be exercised without any discrimination and that measures be adopted for full realization thereof. The complainant received a diagnosis determining an illness, but here is no proof showing the administration of specific medicines or treatments,” explained the Council of the Federal Judiciary.
In addition, the judge stressed that every person has the right to enjoy the highest level of physical and mental health, and it the immediate obligation of competent authorities to assure an essential level of that right, and progressively comply with this, consistent with using all appropriate means to the maximum of the resources available.