The doctor. Jose Rogel Romero, Director of the Medical Center “Lic. Adolfo López Mateos ”from Toluca, who used his influences so that his family received the vaccine against COVID-19 before, he has already been separated from his position, This was confirmed by the coordinator of Social Communication of the Government of the State of Mexico, José Alberto Pérez.
He detailed that the separation will be temporary while the corresponding investigations against their actions are being carried out.
“The doctor Jose Rogel, Director of the Medical Center, Adolfo López Mateos, has been temporarily separated from office for be made available to the investigations of the Internal Control Body and the Comptroller General of the State of Mexico”He reported this afternoon on his Twitter account.
The foregoing, after President Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed during the morning conference on Wednesday that it was detected “Influentialism” in the supply of the vaccine against COVID-19, and that the responsible officials would be punished.
In a press release it was confirmed that the person responsible was Dr. José Rogel, who took advantage of his position so that the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine was applied to two of his relatives despite the fact that they do not meet the requirements to receive it.
“This conduct will be sanctioned first by the internal control body of the Ministry of Health and a hearing will be given to the Comptroller General of the State of Mexico,” said the document.
They also noted that the Ministry of Health will strengthen the filter for registering candidates to receive the vaccine, with the purpose that this type of actions will not be repeated.
“It is noted that any irregular conduct by the medical and administrative sector, Regardless of the rank, it will be sanctioned in case of violating the protocols and application of vaccines to people who still do not belong ”, they detailed.
In this sense, the agency reiterated that The vaccines against COVID-19 that are arriving in Mexico in this first stage are intended for health personnel that have been in the front line of combat against the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
It is presumed that Dr. 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, during the first day of vaccination.
The local Ministry of Health declared that on the first day of vaccination there was an error in the appointment confirmation system of the medical personnel, which was put into operation by a company hired by the IMSS. This caused lack of control, in addition to the fact that the health personnel did not attend in full at the designated time.
“Indeed, A family that did not correspond to the application of the vaccine arrived and with influence, they were vaccinated. A doctor, his wife and I think one or two of his daughters, “said López Obrador in” la mañanera “, who described influentialism as” a vice “, in addition to the fact that the investigation” to punish this irregularity, this abuse”.
It should be noted that after the case was made known, netizens began to call Dr. Rogel Romero on social networks as #Lordvaccine and they criticized their action for having a lack of empathy with health personnel who have put their own lives at risk to care for patients with COVID-19.
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