Consular authorities attended to the cases of two Mexican women who had been subjected to unauthorized surgical interventions in the immigration detention center of the US county of Irwin, Georgia, denounced for medical malpractices, the Mexican Foreign Ministry reported this Saturday.
The agency commented in an information card that the Mexican consulate in Atlanta, Georgia, located the cases after taking action against accusations of irregularities, including sterilizations, in the immigration compound under the responsibility of the United States authorities.
“Given the seriousness of what was referred by the national, the consulate general requested the opinion of a medical specialist, who, after an exhaustive review of the file, considers that there are irregularities or anomalies in the medical procedure,” he added.
The alleged medical malpractices at the Irwin facility, under the responsibility of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service, were uncovered on September 14 by a complaint filed by civil organizations.
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According to the Ministry of Foreign Relations, the consulate verified a second case of gynecological surgery without the full consent of the migrant, who is already in Mexico, who did not receive an explanation in Spanish of the diagnosis or the nature of the medical procedure.