Political scandal in Argentina. A controversy that even pushed Argentine President Alberto Fernández to demand the resignation of the Minister of Health on Friday, February 19. In question : Ginés González García invited his friends to the ministry to receive a vaccine against coronavirus without making an appointment at a hospital.
The minister responded to the authorities’ request: “I resign my position as Minister of Health in response to your express request,” González García responded in a letter to the president on Friday. The Head of State “instructed the Head of Government (Santiago Cafiero) to Demand the resignation of the Minister of Health ”, Ginés González Garcíaa government source said today.
Journalist Horacio Verbitsky – known for being one of the first to investigate the mechanism of “robberies to death” during the dictatorship in his book The flight published in 1995 – he told the radio himself that he had been vaccinated at the ministry following the instructions of his old friend the minister. According to the local press, other people close to the government have been vaccinated at the Ministry of Health.
In Argentina, more than 50,000 people died as a result of a Covid-19 infection. The country has more than two million cases of contamination, according to the Ministry of Health.