The beaches of Sinaloa are suitable for recreational use in this holiday season: COEPRISS
* Jorge Alan Urbina Vidales informed that the beaches of Sinaloa are ready, clean and safe to receive tourism in these holidays
The State Commissioner for Protection against Sanitary Risks of Sinaloa (COEPRISS) declared that the 22 beaches of the six main tourist destinations of Sinaloa, located in the municipalities of Navolato, Mazatlán, Guasave, Ahome, Culiacán, and Escuinapa, are suitable for recreational use during this holiday season.
Jorge Alan Urbina Vidales, owner of COEPRISS, informed that according to the results obtained from the samplings all the beaches are reliable for their use without presenting any risk to health.
He argued that the water quality monitoring system is strictly maintained throughout the year in the entity, in accordance with the provisions of the official Mexican standards, carrying out sampling to make bacteriological and physicochemical analyzes along with sanitary and health checks. health promotion actions to guarantee the welfare of the Sinaloan population and national and foreign tourists.
The commissioner said that there is a commitment to protect the health of the entire population so throughout the year samplings and analysis of the state of the beaches are implemented and the results have fortunately been satisfactory.
He commented that on instructions from Governor Quirino Ordaz Coppel and Secretary of Health, Dr. Efrén Encinas Torres, COEPRISS personnel has made the sampling of seawater permanently in the different points of the entity.
“COEPRISS has conducted prevacational and holiday sampling at fixed points in seawater to determine the quality and fitness of Sinaloa beaches for recreational use in the next holiday period in the 22 beaches of Sinaloa in order to prevent health risks in this area. of mucosa, skin and digestive diseases, “he explained.
“The results according to the determinations made show their total fitness for use by bathers in the next holiday period,” he said.
He asserted that these samples and determinations of the State Public Health Laboratory are carried out in accordance with the criteria established by the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) with determinations for each of the sampling points previously established in each of the beaches. the results of which a geometric mean is obtained, using as an indicator parameter the presence of enterococci whose maximum limit should not exceed 200 MPN / 100, values much lower than this limit being observed.
Urbina Vidales said that the beaches of Altata and the beaches of El Tambor, in Navolato, are suitable for recreational use; twelve beaches along the Bay of Mazatlan four in Zona Dorada, Cerritos Beach, Golden Zone Beach, El Venado Island Beach, Playa del Mar, North Beach, Los Pinos Beach, Olas Altas Beach, Isla del Chivo Beach and Isla de Chivo Beach the Piedra-El Cardón, in Mazatlán; Las Glorias Beach, in Guasave; Maviri Beach, in Los Mochis, Ahome; Ponce Beach, in Culiacán, and Las Lupitas-Teacapan Beach and Las Cabras Beach -Isla del Bosque, in Escuinapa.
He stressed that, since 2005, the results of this monitoring, regarding the quality of seawater, have been satisfactory in the holiday periods and insisted that these actions are to contribute to the health protection of the Sinaloans and all visitors that go to the beaches.
These measurements, he added, are made from January to December of each year, as well as 15 days before the pre-holiday season (Easter, summer, and December), so that local and foreign tourists have the full certainty about optimal sanitary conditions of these places of recreation and recreation.
To conclude, he reported that there is permanent surveillance of the various beach destinations in Sinaloa, which allows detecting health risks associated with the quality of seawater in a timely manner.
On the other hand, he said that in the Clean Beaches Committee is integrated by regulation, in addition to COEPRISS, the Secretary of Social and Human Development (SEDESHU), the authorities of the municipalities, the National Water Commission (CONAGUA), Secretariat of Environment Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA), Secretariats of Tourism, Ministry of Health and Secretary of the Navy.
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