Working Tour of Sonora

Hermosillo, Sonora, 16 July 2012.- During his tour of the state of Sonora, President Calderón inaugurated two roads that will improve traffic and therefore, the quality of life of the inhabitants of Hermosillo.

Firstly, the bridge over Bulevar García Morales, at the intersection with Bulevar Antonio Quiroga, links major freeways and will benefit over 62,000 vehicles that travel through the area daily. Moreover, in order to speed up traffic entering and leaving the south of Hermosillo, a road distributor was built on Bulevar Solidaridad, at the intersection with Manuel J. Clouthier.

Measuring one kilometer, it will ease traffic for the over 100,000 vehicles traveling through the area. The president remarked that the Federal Government’s investment in these two works exceeded 560 million pesos.

The president stressed that by 2011, the Federal Government had assigned nearly 7.5 billion pesos for the construction and modernization of highways and country roads in Sonora. These resources have permitted key works such as the modernization of the San Luis Río Colorado-Mexicali and Caborca-Sonoyta roads and the construction of the International San Luis Río Colorado Bridge. To have some idea of the funds invested in the modernization and construction of the highways in the state, suffice it to say that the amounts are greater than the entire amount invested in all the country’s highways five years ago. In regard to other achievements in infrastructure, the president announced that in addition to highway, water supply and treatment projects have also been completed.

At the end of his tour, President Calderón inaugurated the Family Medicine Unit No. 68 of the Social Security Institute, which will serve over 70,000 members. This clinic has an Outpatient’s Unit, which will permit surgeries that do not require the patients’ hospitalization, as well as two operating theaters, areas for chemotherapy, hemodialysis, and 9 doctor’s surgeries. It will deal with specialties such as oncology, ENT, pneumology, nephrology, endoscopy, urology, orthopedics and ophthalmology.
During his administration, 27 new hospitals and clinics have been built in the state of Sonora alone, such as the San Luis Río Colorado Hospital, the Huatabampo Hospital, the Mother and Child Hospital in Obregón and the remodeling of Hermosillo General Hospital
The president concluded his address by announcing that the Popular Insurance Scheme has contributed to universal health coverage in Sonora and declared that universal coverage is an achievement of which all Mexicans should be proud.