The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, confirmed that a doctor, his wife and at least one of his daughters, were vaccinated in the State of Mexico, although it was not their responsibility as they are not personnel who care for patients with COVID -19.
“Indeed, a family that did not correspond to them, arrived and were vaccinated with influentialism, a doctor, his wife and I think one or two of their daughters, I will not talk about the names because that will correspond to the investigation to punish this irregularity, this abuse“Said the Mexican president.
López Obrador thanked the media that denounced the case last Tuesday during his press conference at the National Palace, and called on citizens to “help cut down on influentialism.”
“To thank this media for the complaint, and ask all the people to help us by reporting all these abuses, because it is not the business of a single woman, of a single man or of a group of public servants, it is everyone’s business to be able to stop, stop, cut off influentialism, a bad habit that comes from afar, then we all have to fight for a better society, a society without injustices, without arrogance, without cheating, “he said.
The Mexican president assured that it is immoral to “skip the line” for the application of the vaccine against COVID-19.
“And let it be known, that it is immoral to jump or skip the line, it is immoral if it does not correspond to us. IF we have decided, according to the recommendations of the expertsThe first to vaccinate are those who are treating the sick in Covid-19 hospitals, and then the elderly, because by vaccinating the elderly we are avoiding 80% of deaths in the population, “said López Obrador .
Directors, the family of a doctor and an ophthalmologist: influence and irregularities in the COVID-19 vaccination in Mexico
After the application of the first vaccines against COVID-19 in Mexico, the controversy over the influentialism of senior hospital officials It was immediate and at a López Obrador press conference, last Tuesday a journalist denounced the alleged act of influentialism, this day the president confirmed it.
The statement came after a complaint to the president that the director of the Medical Center “Lic. Adolfo López Mateos “, the doctor José Rogel Romero, and his relatives, received the antidote at the facilities of the 22 Military Zone, located in the municipality of Santa María Rayón, on Thursday, December 24.
Following the accusation made public on December 29, the Health Secretary local stated that on the first day of vaccination there was a error in the medical staff appointment confirmation system, which was put into operation by a company hired by the IMSS. This caused uncontrolled, in addition to the fact that health personnel did not attend in full at the designated time.
And it is that before the vaccination process began, the military authorities established a control in each of the 10 posts, based on a format received by the 10 hospitals most relevant in the emergency care in the entity so that cEach manager will designate the personnel who will receive the biological.
Later, to confirm registration of each of the professionals, they are I would send a QR code, which they would use when presenting for vaccination, however, it was in that part of the process that the error occurred, which caused the delay of those who would be initially vaccinated.
After this problem, personnel of the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) and the Institute of Health of the State of Mexico (NAME) determined continue with the vaccination process, well the injections were already prepared, so “it was decided summon workers from other hospitals that were not contemplated in this first stage, both in the Toluca Valley and the Valley of Mexico ”.
Also, the agency said that the registration of these people was done manually, in addition to applying the 975 doses that were delivered to the entity among personnel from ISEM, IMSS, ISSSTE, Pemex, Sedena and Semar.
Although President López Obrador confirmed that the director’s relatives were vaccinated, the Secretary of Health of the State of Mexico pointed out that they did not know if they had received the immunization.
Regarding Dr. Rogel Romero, they pointed out that he was contemplated, since the “Adolfo López Mateos Medical Center is one of the Hospital units most active in caring for patients infected with the new coronavirus and on two occasions it has been infected ”.
It should be remembered that This has not been the only controversial case regarding who receives the antidote against COVID-19. After a few hours after the vaccination plan began, medical staff from the Hospital La Raza also protested, arguing that a director of the institution had been injected.
Zoé Robledo, director of the IMSS, confirmed that this had been the case, but also explained that he met the criteria to receive the medicine. However, in Coahuila they would also have sneaked 29 officials to be vaccinated, according to reports from local newspapers, which also detailed that among the injected people there were people who did not care for COVID-19 patients.
Another case is that of Dr. Alejandro Silva, who captured the attention of social network users due to his physique and the fact that received the coronavirus vaccine even though his specialty is ophthalmology, for which cannot be classified as front-line health personnel in the fight against disease.
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