Puerto Vallarta is the municipality of Jalisco with the largest number of transfers of patients in delicate condition through the Emergency Medical Care System (SAMU), reported the Ministry of Health of the state of Jalisco.
Of the 47 transfers that were made from December 6, 2018 to date, 16 were from this coastal city, covering 34% of patients.
This figure, which is double of what the second place has (Colotlán with 7 transfers), speaks of the little medical infrastructure existing in the largest and most populated municipality outside the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara.
Puerto Vallarta does not have a third level public hospital, despite having more than 250 thousand permanent inhabitants and, counting on the temporal ones, the number of citizens reaches 300 thousand.
In addition, thousands of people come from the Jalisco mountain range; specifically from San Sebastian del Oeste, Mascota, Talpa de Allende and Mixtlán. On the other hand, Puerto Vallarta welcomes patients from the south of the state like Cabo Corrientes, Tomatlán, La Huerta and Cihuatlán.
According to the figures, it also receives, from the total of patients, 20% of Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit.