Oversight will summon ex-president Martín Vizcarra and ex-minister Elizabeth Astete under warning

Oversight will summon ex-president Martín Vizcarra and ex-minister Elizabeth Astete under warning

The Oversight Commission decided to summon the former president of the Republic, and the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Elizabeth Astete, so that they can testify in the framework of the investigation that is being followed by the management of the COVID-19 pandemic and the national health emergency, from the entry into force until 26 July 2022.

This Tuesday, the former president excused himself from not going to the session of the working group, which is chaired by Héctor Ventura (Popular Force).

“Said summons, in accordance with article 97 of the Constitution and literal d) of article 88 of the Regulations of Congress, will be made under threat of being conducted by the public force,” warned the vice president of the commission, Enrique Wong Pujada, who led the session.

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Previously, the commission received the executive director of the Authority for Reconstruction with Change (ARCC), Amalia Moreno Vizcardo, who indicated that she had taken on the task of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) for the implementation of 11 care and temporary assistance centers with in order to guarantee the medical care, isolation and recovery of patients affected by COVID-19, helping to contain the spread of the disease in our country.

Similarly, María Luz Mirabal Toledo, national director of the National Health Center of the National Institute of Health (INS), was presented, who maintained that she was at the meeting held on March 18, 2020, in which senior officials participated with the in order to reorient the fight against the COVID-19 virus.

Also present were Marushka Victoria Lía Cohobar Reyes, former Secretary of Digital Government of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, and Rocío Espino Goycochea, former head of the National Center for the Supply of Strategic Resources (CENARES).

It should be noted that this working group is also investigating the alleged irregular acts that would have been committed in the house of Sarratea, in the district of Breña, where President Pedro Castillo would have held meetings.


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