The president of the Congress, Maria del Carmen Alva (Popular Action), asked the Executive Power this Friday that the new Minister of Health be a suitable and qualified person for the position, “because you don’t play with health”, less in the middle of a pandemic.
In this way, he referred, from Huánuco, where he fulfills an intense agenda of activities, to the decision of the Plenary of Congress to censor the head of Health, Hernan Condoridue to a series of challenges to his appointment.
At another time, Alva Prieto criticized the Government’s inaction in the face of the increase in the cost of living that has been affecting Peruvians.
“Fifty ministers in eight months. When there are many changes, there is no continuity and there is no decision-making power. That is why we are as we are, prices have risen”he underlined.
“This is misgovernment and it is chaos. This is a reality, no one can cover their eyes with a blindfold”concluded the head of Congress from the city of Huánuco.
As recalled, by 71 votes in favour, 32 against and 13 abstentionsthe national representation accepted the motion of censure presented last week against Hernan Condoriwho had already been questioned by the Plenary on March 23.
The document detailed that the owner of the Ministry of Health lacked suitability to occupy the position, since a few days before his appointment “he exercised his profession inappropriately by promoting the sale of Cluster X2 (‘agua arracimada’) attributing to it medicinal properties that have not been verified or certified by any official or academic authority”.
Also, he realized that Condori Machado used his status as a doctor to promote a cervical cancer diagnostic service in 1 minute, despite not having a specialty in gynecology or oncology.
“Hernán Condori Machado has not shown the capacity to hold office either. Thus, from a review of the resume and experience in public health management, it can be seen that the Minister of Health was appointed as Regional Director of Health in Junín on January 2, 2020 and remained in office until January 8 of the same year. On that occasion he was removed from the position for lack of suitability to hold the position ”added the document.
Among other arguments, it indicated that the appointment of Hernan Condori provoked a unanimous rejection of the country’s medical community, represented by the Medical College of Peru, which held a sit-in against him.