Who is “Lord Vacuna”, the manager separated from his position for straining his family in the vaccination against COVID-19

José Rogel Romero, who was temporarily separated from his position at the hospital, took advantage of the vaccination at his institute to have the dose administered to him and two of his relatives.  (Photo: Twitter @ LUISFELIPE_P)
José Rogel Romero, who was temporarily separated from his position at the hospital, took advantage of the vaccination at his institute to have the dose administered to him and two of his relatives. (Photo: Twitter @ LUISFELIPE_P)

Vaccination against COVID-19 was designed so that health professionals were the first to be immunized in Mexico. From then on, the doses from the highest to lowest risk groups would be applied. However, the director of the Hospital de Alta Especialidad Centro Médico “Lic. Adolfo López Mateos ”Toluca, State of Mexico, sneaked his family to the vaccination and, incidentally, also received the dose.

This did not go unnoticed by the authorities, the president of Mexico himself, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), and the head of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), Zoé Robledo, touched on the subject.

Jose Rogel Romero, who was temporarily separated from his position at the hospital, He took advantage of the vaccination at his institute so that they administered the dose to him and two of his relatives.

He is a surgeon from the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico with a specialty in General Surgery, according to the Ministry of Health of the State of Mexico. Has been certified by the Mexican Council of General Surgery and Gatroenterology and has a series of diplomas among which is the Strengthening of Management Competencies.

In the workplace, the now dismissed official was head of residents at the same hospital where he vaccinated his family, director of Hospital General Tejupilco, Professor of General Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine of the UAEM, Coordinator of Interns and Residents General Hospital “Dr. Nicolás San Juan ”and later became the head of the General Surgery Division at that same hospital.

  Andrés Manuel López Obrador stressed the "influentialism" that has been detected in the application of the antidote against COVID-19 (Photo: EFE / Sáshenka Gutiérrez)
Andrés Manuel López Obrador stressed the “influentialism” that has been detected in the application of the antidote against COVID-19 (Photo: EFE / Sáshenka Gutiérrez)

Shortly before being promoted to director of the highly specialized hospital in Toluca, he was deputy director of Surgical Medical in that same place.

The scandal over the vaccination of his relatives also earned him strong criticism from citizens, who call him “Lord Vaccine.” Above all, the irregular application of vaccines generated controversy around the “influentialism” detected in the supply of the antidote against COVID-19.

At the beginning, in a statement issued by the health authority of the entity, it was reported about the fact, but it was assured that this occurred due to “an error on the part of the company hired by the IMSS who designed the communication system that would allow the beneficiaries to confirm their attendance ”.

However, this information was denied by Robledo, who stressed that in communication with the Governor of the State of Mexico, Alfredo del Mazo, he was informed that there was no bulletin or surrogate platform from the IMSS. In fact, “the platform is not the one that determines the ethical levels of people when deciding who to vaccinate and who not. In any case, those first vaccines were made with manual lists ”.

In this first stage, only health personnel who directly treat COVID-19 cases should be vaccinated (Photo: Reuters / Edgard Garrido)
In this first stage, only health personnel who directly treat COVID-19 cases should be vaccinated (Photo: Reuters / Edgard Garrido)

After clarifying this issue, the SSa of the State of Mexico removed Rogel Romero from his position while the aforementioned facts are investigated

“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”, Reported this afternoon on his Twitter account the coordinator of Social Communication of the Government of the State of Mexico, José Alberto Pérez.

The statement also clarifies that the official will be sanctioned first by the internal control body of the Ministry of Health and, later by the Comptroller General of the State of Mexico.

On the other hand, they announced that they will reinforce the measures so that the vaccination plan is respected regardless of the rank that people have.

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