40-year-old woman dies during cosmetic surgery at a Tijuana clinic

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A woman approximately 40 years old He died in a clinic called “Beauty Hospital”, located in Zona Río de Tijuana Baja California, while they performed a plastic surgery.

For the above clinic It was closed by the State Commission against Sanitary Risks (COEPRIS) after not being attended to during the visits carried out, according to the Secretary of Health of Baja California, Adrián Medina Amarillas.

Likewise, the case continues to be investigated by the State Attorney General's Office (FGE).

The doctor who was operating on her is a doctor certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery. We review the facilities. Unfortunately, there was no one in charge of the hospital, so it had to be closed. We have been sending summonses and letters to the hospital authorities to give us information. "We are waiting for the Prosecutor's Office to determine the cause of death," the agency said.

The clinic, which is located at 2643 David Alfaro Siqueiros Avenue in the Urban Zone in Río Tijuana, was suspended in the joint operation with the State Attorney General's Office (FGE) and seals were installed preventively, to leave the open file and perform verification.

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The commissioner of COEPRIS, Erwin Areizaga Uribe, reported that “personnel from this agency went to the clinic to review the documentation, which was partially shown, they were only able to review the general aspects of the clinic, as the legal representative was not found, nor "the director of the same, for which he proceeded to leave a summons to show the documentation that accredits the academic degrees of the staff and those people who participated in the patient's surgery."

He indicated that they are working in coordination with the FGE, who will carry out investigations to determine responsibilities.

Likewise, Commission staff will review the permits and facilities, medications and documentation of the personnel who participated in the surgical procedure.

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