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Controversial appointment of Carla Vizzotti: added a directive from the El Calafate hospital investigated by the VIP Vaccination Center


Verónica De Cristófaro was president of the administrative council of SAMIC and was Candidate K. Now she is Undersecretary for Health.

04/01/2021 18:52

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Updated 04/01/2021 18:52

Following the complaint of diversion of vaccines against the coronavirus, a board of directors of the SAMIC hospital in El Calafate was

appointed to a key position in

the Ministry of Health of the Nation by Carla Vizzotti.

Verónica De Cristófaro from

Santa Cruz

will hold the post of

Undersecretary of Federal Articulation

, according to decree 227/2021, which appeared in the Official Gazette this Thursday, and which bears the signature of Alberto Fernández, Santiago Cafiero and the Minister of Health herself.

De Cristófaro was president of the Board of Directors of

the SAMIC Hospital

in El Calafate, which was in the judicial spotlight after a complaint by Graciela Ocaña for a shipment by plane of doses to that city, which is already being investigated within the mother cause of the 

VIP Vaccination


According to ANSES records, at least until February it received

contributions from SAMIC

(Comprehensive Medical Care Services for the Community), the network dependent on the national government to which the highly complex medical center of El Calafate belongs.

Carla Vizzotti will have as second a directive from the El Calafate hospital suspected of VIP vaccines.

With a past in the Regional Hospital of Río Gallegos, he is a person very close to Kirchnerism.

She was a member of K lists

as a candidate for provincial deputy, in 2015 (she supported former governor Daniel Peralta) and in 2019 (already with Alicia Kirchner).

"Coincidentally, the director of Hospital El Calafate, a close friend of Cristina Kirchner, was promoted to a national position with Carla Vizzotti," said Graciela Ocaña, who denounced the irregularities in Santa Cruz.


permanent coincidences ...

", added the former Minister of Health, regarding the appointment of the daughter of former Peronist deputy Miguel De Cristófaro.

El Calafate, new focus of the VIP Vaccination

Prosecutor Eduardo Taiano investigates the transfer of 60 doses against the coronavirus from the Posadas Hospital to the medical center of the Santa Cruz town where the Kirchners have houses and hotels.

The irregular movement would have taken place last January, through an Aerolineas Argentinas flight that suffered delays in loading a conservative with vaccines.

"I suspect that these vaccines were

for friends of power

, obviously close to Cristina Kirchner," said Ocaña.

"Coincidentally, two days after it was authorized for people over 60 years old."

Graciela Ocaña, the former Minister of Health who denounced a possible VIP vaccination in El Calafet.

Photo Andrés D'Elia

The prosecutor submitted a request to Judge María Eugenia Capuchetti to take

testimonial statements

from two Posadas executives, in the framework of the case for the VIP Vaccination that has Ginés González García as the main involved, for the immunizations in his office.

Those summoned by the Posadas are its director Alberto Alejandro Maceira -who already declared in the case and pointed to the Ginés environment- and the head of monitoring Gustavo Javier Bahut.

Ocaña explained that they seek to determine "how this material happened in a conservatory that went directly to El Calafate."

He added that, although the Government acknowledges the transfer of 10 vaccines, suspicions point to the fact that there were 60 doses involved.

"We want it to be investigated

who those vaccines were for

," said Ocaña, on Radio Rivadavia.


Look also

Prosecutor Eduardo Taiano called witnesses to testify for the complaint of the VIP Vaccination in El Calafate

The Government does not get out of the VIP Vaccination trap

Source: clarin

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