The coordinator of the senators of the National Action Party (PAN), Mauricio Kuri, endorsed the letter from the panist governors and other parties demanding the immediate resignation of undersecretary for Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell.
«It was the height, the height of irresponsibility and contradiction: it calls for administrative or criminal sanctions on governors to change the traffic light. It’s clear your intention. Find someone to blame. Criminal liability should be for Undersecretary López Gatell, failing to follow the recommendations that have worked in other countries, by not providing medicines to patients, for not protecting medical personnel, for manipulation and sub-registration of data,» he said.
Pannist Senator Xóchitl Gálvez demanded that Undersecretary López-Gatell be held accountable for his decisions.
«At least by default, it does have to see Dr. Gatell of those 46 thousand deceased people, I think it is time; I personally didn’t want to get on that issue right now because I think we had to have him focused on the attention of the pandemic, but he seems to be focused more on his political career than on serving the pandemic, so I think it was time to hold him accountable,» said Xóchitl Gálvez, a pan senator.
Other NAP senators joined with their support for governors demanding Lopez-Gatell’s resignation.
At a press conference from Puebla, Hugo López-Gatell clarified that there are nine governors who spoke to resign his post, not ten as believed, to whom he expressed his respect and understanding.
He explained that the governor of Chihuahua, Javier Corral, was unaware of that pronouncement in which his signature was included.
He also reported that in Mexico there were 46 thousand 688 killed by coronavirus and 424 thousand 637 confirmed cases.