A video conference to all the directors of practices in the downtown area of Santiago, was the framework for the official debut of former Minister Emilio Santelices, who after 9 months of leaving the Government returned to the Ministry of Health (Minsal) as an advisor to the director Of the Central Health Service, Patricia Mendez.
According to Minsal sources consulted yesterday by El Mostrador, the incorporation of Santelices is a faithful reflection of the underground dispute that prevails between the current minister, Jaime Mañalich, and the parties of Chile Vamos, especially with the UDI and RN. «Mañalich doesn’t like parties and his decisions have shown,» they said in the portfolio. In the Minsal they noted that some decisions of Mañalich have generated noise on the right, such as disassociating the head of Management and Development of Persons in the Undersecretariat of Assistance Networks, Claudio Román Codoceo, official who is pointed out close to the helmsman of RN, MarioBordes. In February, Rubén Gennero, head of management of Welfare Networks and an Evapolis militant, was also fired.
Minister Mañalich surrounds herself with a very small circle: his chief of staff, Itziar Linazasoro, former contractor of the University of Los Andes clinic, as well as the undersecretary of Care Networks, Arturo Zúñiga, and his head of communications, journalist Ana María Moral.
The soundboard of the parties in the ministry, on the other hand, is the Undersecretary of Public Health, Paula Daza, who has a team composed of her chief of staff, Elvira Tagle, daughter of Andrés Tagle, a historic UDI, and Javier Cruz, militant Evópoli.
They say that the matches are related to her, since with the team of Mañalich relations are at a standstill. «The teams are not talking,» said a Source of the Minsal and proof of this was the meeting behind closed doors and without the minister who had The Secretary Daza, on Wednesday 18, with the president of the Chilean Association of Municipalities, German Codina, who has been one of the most critical of the management of Mañalich to the Coronavirus health crisis.
In the midst of the bag of cats that say it is the Minsal these days, the return of Santelices is explained – added in the distribution – as part of the logic of separate ropes with which we work in the Ministry and an internal gallite , as the former minister is close to the helmsman RN, who on Sunday said he had contact with the former secretary of state.