Mexico City /
The Federalist Alliance of Governors demanded the resignation of the Undersecretary of Health, Hugo López-Gatell, after the dissemination on social networks of photographs of the official in the beaches of Oaxaca and without wearing a mask.
“The health situation in Mexico demands consistency and responsibility from all. As citizens we must support the actions of the local and federal governments to contain the advance of the virus; as authorities we must set the example,” the 10 governors of the AF demanded through social networks.
In the morning, the Federalist Alliance of Governors demanded from the federal government a vaccination strategy against covid-19 that includes all public and private actors and he insisted that there be an equitable distribution between entities where there is greater saturation.
“Uncertainty persists about the strategy and timing to apply the covid vaccine. The plan must integrate all actors, both public and private, “said the Federalist Alliance in a position following the announcement by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador about the application of the vaccine to the general population.
“Once the first stage of vaccination is over and it is the turn to vaccinate denser sectors of the population, the distribution of the vaccine must be supported, have a method and consider local capacities. The health of Mexicans is not a game, ”warned the Alliance governors who have demanded a meeting with President López Obrador, as well as an urgent session of the National Health Council to define the joint national vaccination strategy.
Earlier, President López Obrador stated that state governments can buy vaccines against covid-19 as long as they comply with the procedures requested by the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) and present the contract with the number of vaccines purchased with a pharmaceutical company.
In addition, he explained that the federal government is open to this possibility; However, he clarified that so far he has no information that there is a company that is signing contracts with governments locales.
The health situation in #Mexico demand consistency and responsibility from all. As citizens we must support the actions of the local and federal governments to contain the spread of the virus; as authorities we must lead by example. #RenunciaGatell pic.twitter.com/3tCNTvZT4M
– Alianza Federalista (@AFederalista) January 5, 2021