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The Government crosses Fernán Quirós for the demand for more vaccines for the City


He points out that the Buenos Aires Minister of Health is launched into the electoral campaign and that he speaks more in the media than in meetings with the Health Ministers.

Guido Carelli Lynch

03/04/2021 18:10

  • Clarí

  • Politics

Updated 03/04/2021 18:10


demand of the

Buenos Aires


of Health

Fernán Quirós

for the City to receive more vaccines against the coronavirus to immunize risk groups did not go unnoticed in the Casa Rosada.


Government's response

was immediate: they

do not foresee changes

in the distribution strategy and they point out that the capital's claim is "



At the headquarters of the national Executive, there was anger with

Horacio Rodríguez Larreta's


who has grown the most in the polls and in knowledge since the pandemic broke out.

“It is public that the PRO is measuring Quirós and that he may be a candidate.

His statements must be read on that frequency, ”

an official with an office in Balcarce 50




In the national Ministry of Health, whose official communication was again intervened by the Rosada after the departure of

Ginés González García

after the VIP vaccination scandal, they ruled out changing the distribution criteria.

“We are going to continue distributing vaccines as we have done until now, federally.

With this criterion, no Argentine did not lack a respirator or a therapy bed, ”they insisted.

The Quirós press conference on Wednesday generated unrest in the Government.

The link between the Nation and the City was broken with the removal of the partnership in September.

The Buenos Aires Minister of Health, who this week surprised by describing the cut in federal funds to the City as a “mistake”, criticized the criteria for the distribution of vaccines with technical arguments, a detail that further upset the Executive.

“Nation made the decision of a vaccine distribution based on the general population when the vaccine is applied to risk groups, and risk groups are not provided to the general population in all jurisdictions.

The City has a much higher burden of health workers than other regions of Argentina, and has a population pyramid that is older than the average, ”Quirós had sentenced.

The answer was not long in coming.

"It would be good if Quirós did not remain silent in meetings with the health ministers instead of speaking to the media," they said at the Casa Rosada.

In the City not only did they once again defend Quirós's arguments.

They stated that the Buenos Aires minister had already exposed them to the rest of his provincial counterparts and to González García in the last two meetings of

the Federal Health Council


The most recent meeting was on February 12, a week before the existence of a VIP vaccination program became known, which ended up ejecting the national minister.

In Rodríguez Larreta's cabinet, they assure that

González García himself did not rule out varying

the criteria for the distribution of vaccines, information impossible to check after the secrecy in which the resigned minister took refuge.

In the City they argue that they only received 6.85% of the total vaccines distributed, which are insufficient because the Capital has 19 percent of the total medical personnel nationwide and the oldest population in the country.

"If there were another rate of arrival of vaccines, it could be corrected," they argued in the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health.

The Deputy Head of Government

Diego Santilli

gave more

political volume

to Quirós's position by stating this Thursday morning in a dialogue with Miter that if they had 1.5 million vaccines they

could inoculate all the inhabitants

of the City in 45 days.

Officials reporting to Cabinet Chief Santiago Cafiero argued that the City was the district that proportionally received the most vaccines.

(A detail: they assure that it was 7.2 against the 6.85 of which they speak in the Capital).

The controversy crossed General Paz


The coordinating minister of the Province

Carlos Bianco

also echoed the Buenos Aires claim.


Enough guys, they are boring, ”Governor

Axel Kicillof's

right-hand man tweeted


The Buenos Aires Deputy Minister of Health, Nicolás Kreplak, did the same and his superior,

Daniel Gollan

, met the mayor of Capitán Sarmiento, the macrista

Javier Iguacel

, who had objected to the logistics of the Province.

While in the Nation

the criticisms


González García continue

- “he was a great sanitarista, but he

favored the thread,

” they affirm- the block of Buenos Aires legislators from the Frente de Todos organized a meeting with the city's ombudsman,

Alejandro Amor

, to claim that the City expedite the vaccination plan.

"We must be attentive and take care of those that the city government does not take care of:

students and teachers in schools; doctors

in public hospitals and children in homes," warned the official City deputies.

Along the same lines, the National Education Minister

Nicolás Trotta

had called on the Head of Government on Tuesday to speed up the vaccination of Buenos Aires teachers.

The vaccination campaign and the electoral campaign run simultaneously.


Source: clarin

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