After the scandal of a VIP vaccination broke out within the Ministry of Well being of the Nation on Friday and Alberto Fernández asked Ginés González García to resign, the President spoke for the primary time: by a couple of phrases given to the newspaper Web page 12, ratified his choice, though he regretted the departure of the pinnacle of the sanitary portfolio.
“I demanded his resignation with pain. Ginés (González García) was an excellent minister. And I additionally need it. But what he did is unforgivable. Politics is moral, we now have to put an finish to the sort of observe, to the Argentine tradition of liveliness, mischief, the dealing with of influences “, mentioned the president.
The mandatary He realized of the scandal at his doorstep Thursday afternoon, whereas having dinner with the Minister of Financial system, Martín Guzmán. He was the presidential spokesman, Juan Pablo Biondi, who knowledgeable him that the “parallel” vaccination operation would turn into the duvet of the Clarín newspaper between the next Friday and Saturday.
“I don’t tolerate issues like that. I don’t even do issues like that. I drive my very own automobile. After I was not a civil servant and so they supplied me to go to the VIP Lounge with out queuing, I refused. As President I can’t consent to these privileges being granted”, Alberto Fernández thought-about.
After studying the information of the VIP vaccination and through that very same Thursday, the president known as Ginés to ask for a proof. The previous minister replied that the occasions did not appear critical to him, that he was in Entre Ríos and that the particular person in control of the operation was his nephew and advisor Lisandro Bonelli.
Alberto Fernández with Ginés González García. Within the background, the brand new Minister of Well being, Carla Vizzotti (NA / ESTEBAN COLLAZO)
As well as, throughout that discuss, Ginés doubted that the scandal grew to become a publication of the aforementioned media. Likewise, there are nonetheless doubts in regards to the alleged dialogue between the previous head of the well being portfolio and a member of the Clarín govt committee for an alleged future VIP vaccination.
Throughout Friday, the president had to distribute his consideration between the presentation of the Financial Social Council (CES) and his concern in regards to the scandal on the door. When leaving the act that corresponded to lead, the president realized of the statements of the journalist Horacio Verbitsky on the radio El Uncover.
As reported by Web page 12, no official claims to have contacted Verbitsky between studying in regards to the VIP vaccine functions and the journalist’s testimony earlier than public opinion. Even so, within the setting of the presidency they had been puzzled by the extent of element and precision that Verbitsky made in his story.
The case of deputy Eduardo Valdés additionally took heart stage, who within the midst of all of the scandal, acknowledged on one other radio that he had additionally been vaccinated on the Ministry of Well being and outdoors the stipulated calendar. The legislator excused himself by requesting the vaccine since he had to make a diplomatic journey to Mexico with a delegation.
“I ask the Minister of Well being if somebody who is about to journey to Mexico will be vaccinated and he instructed me that he will see. They usually ship me first to the Posadas (hospital) after which to the Ministry of Well being, but I by no means thought that I used to be doing one thing unlawful, I assumed that I ought to handle myself and those that traveled with me, ”Valdés mentioned, talking to Radio Con Vos.
On account of these phrases, the president himself determined to take away Valdés himself and nationwide senator Jorge Taiana, who had additionally been vaccinated outdoors the calendar, from the delegation that may take the flight to Mexico.
Alberto assured that he had not asked Cristina for recommendation to make the choice to ask Ginés González García to resign.
Quite the opposite, the president rescued and praised the actions of Overseas Minister Felipe Solá, additionally a member of the delegation of that diplomatic journey, who acted otherwise within the face of an alleged and imminent vaccination: “He consulted the Overseas Ministry docs who suggested him of some remedy , care and get vaccinated (…) Felipe made an appointment on the Posadas Hospital, it was granted, he was vaccinated there”, Affirmed the president.
In such a manner, that very same Friday the president determined to request the resignation of González García and instantly select Carla Vizzotti as his substitute, till then secretary of Entry to Well being of the ministry.
“I at all times thought that if Ginés wasn’t there, Carla would succeed him. It is the continuity of the numerous good insurance policies of Ginés ”, affirmed Fernández.
The president assured that he had not consulted on the choices to be made sooner or later on the well being portfolio or on the scandal itself with Vice President Cristina Kirchner. “I known as her to congratulate her on her birthday. Within the afternoon, when the whole lot was resolved. He supported me in the whole lot but I did not ask him for prior recommendation“Warned the president.
I saved studying:
VIP vaccination: the keys to the touchdown of Carla Vizzotti as a substitute for Ginés González García within the Ministry of Well being