As the primary
tourist destination of the state, Los Cabos municipality has a
number of serious health care concerns and needs that are specific
to the area, including lack of enforcement related to substance
abuse, with the highest levels of illegal drug consumption in the
state. Death and disability from automobile accidents have also
increased because of this problem.
For its size, Los
Cabos has an acceptable level of medical infrastructure and human
resources. Awareness campaigns have resulted in the municipality
having the highest rate of early detection for diabetes, family
planning, maintenance of child health and nutrition, and for
management of hypertension. However, Los Cabos is in need of
education and prevention programs focused on AIDS and dengue. There
is also a need for an informative campaign to help control the
population of homeless dogs and cats, as well as the benefits of
vaccination and sterilization of pets. A clinic and shelter for
stray animals is needed.
deficiencies in healthcare in rural areas are exacerbated by the
lack of medical personnel, supplies, and equipment in the health
centers, as well as in the building of new medical centers.