Minsa asks the Public Ministry to investigate whether an anti-vaccine group has committed a crime

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) asked the Public Ministry to investigate whether the “medical legal group for the resistance” has committed a crime defined in the Code of Criminal Procedure.

According to the Minsa, that group has offered statements in the media and social networks urging the Panamanian population not to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

In a statement from the entity, it was recalled that this request has as its legal basis number 1 of article No. 83 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

The Minsa pointed out that through digital mechanisms it has learned that a “tiny number of people” self-proclaimed “medical legal group for resistance” have made misinforming statements and urging the community not to get vaccinated.

For this reason, it has proceeded with the application of administrative sanctions for violations of health regulations to members of the aforementioned group.

At the request of the Public Ministry, a USB device was attached containing the videos allegedly broadcast by the group.

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