Moments ago, Ginés González García made official his resignation from the post of Minister of Health of the Nation, which will be occupied by the now former Secretary of Access to Health Carla Vizzotti.In the misiva, the former minister comments that what was recounted by the journalist Horacio Verbitsky in El Destape Radio was “an involuntary confusion of his private secretariat in subpoenaing the people vaccinated in this Ministry” that “occurred while he was in the province of Entre Ríos”.
I express my gratitude to the vast majority of the Argentine people for their commitment and support for the policies we implement to rebuild a federal health system, with more equity, access and quality. pic.twitter.com/uBu8KY6PSB — Gines González García (@ginesggarcia)
February 20, 2021
“I express my gratitude to the vast majority of the Argentine people for their commitment and support for the policies we implemented to rebuild a federal health system, with more equity, access and quality,” González García wrote at the beginning of the tweet. In the remainder of the letter, the former minister listed a number of measures that were taken following his assumption as holder of the health portfolio on 10 December 2019. These include strengthening laboratories, the COVID-19 prevention campaign and organizing “friendly and plural debates” with scientific societies. On the fact that it led to the president of the nation asking for his resignation, González García wrote, “I would sincerely regret that such a misunderstanding could delute a management that gave a strong impetus to the reconstruction of the health system.”