By ruling out that he is going to request his resignation, and ensuring that there is a smear campaign against which he qualified as “Unfair”, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador stated that Hugo Lopez-Gatell, Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, is a exemplary civil servant, prepared, a great professional and who “I do not think there is an official in the world with those characteristics.”
At a press conference, and after the controversy that took place on social networks about the vacations that the undersecretary took on the beaches of Zipolite, Oaxaca, the president asked to compare the curriculum of the undersecretary with the officials of the Health sector there were in other six-year terms.
“Hugo López-Gatell’s has been very helpful, he is an exemplary official. I do not believe that there is an official in the world with these characteristics, even if they get angry and I know what they are going to answer, to reply, Dr. Hugo López-Gatell is first rate, prepared is a great professional “.
“Compare, this curriculum with those who were previously Health Secretaries, also a specialist in pandemics, prepared, with a general culture, with the capacity for exposure because it is important to know how to transmit to the people what should be done and he has a lot of capacity for that; also honest, honored ”.
How are we going to get rid of Dr. Hugo López-Gatell? There is a smear campaign against the doctorIt is very unfair to me because he has been applied full time in the pandemic, ”he said.
In the National Palace, the president indicated that López-Gatell has been under a lot of pressure when leading the actions against the Covid pandemic.
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“Imagine the pressure what it means to be leading actions against the pandemic, against pain, with all the sadness, because he is a sensitive human man and (instead, he receives) blows and blows.”
“So it is unfair to me, and that it is heard well and listened to far away, we consider it an extraordinary public servant to the doctor, like Dr. José Alcocer (Secretary of Health) and to the entire team, to Reyes Terán (Coordinating Commissioner of the National Institutes of Health and High Specialty Hospitals), to all those who are helping ”.
In the form of mockery, he pointed out that there should be a debate among his detractors, as, he indicated, the historian Enrique Krauze or Ciro Gómez Leyva.
Why is there not a debate between Hugo and Krauze? Let’s see what Dr. Krauze tells us, or any other communicator, Ciro Gómez Leyva, who are eminences ”, he said.