Óscar Ugarte will be the new Minister of Health | PERU

Updated on 02/13/2021 05:41 am

The doctor Oscar Ugarte He will be the new Minister of Health and his swearing in will take place today, according to sources confirmed to Management.

Ugarte will replace Pilar Mazzetti, who yesterday resigned from the portfolio after criticism from Congress and various sectors for the alleged vaccination of former President Martín Vizcarra against COVID-19.

Ugarte was Minister of Health during the second Government of Alan García.

Mazzetti Soler submitted his letter of resignation to the president Francisco Sagasti, a day after appearing in Congress to explain that fact.

Yesterday on social networks a motion on the agenda circulated where it was proposed to censor Pilar Mazzetti by “Alleged contradictions about the knowledge of the vaccine that was applied” to Vizcarra Cornejo and that decisions were made “Between four walls” between Mazzetti, the ex-president, the ex-prime minister Walter Martos and the then chancellor Mario López Chávarri.

However, spokesmen for various banks yesterday denied any intention to censor Bunches, in the middle of the first phase of the vaccination process against COVID-19 at the national level.

It should be remembered that last Thursday Martín Vizcarra assured that he was part of the clinical trials of the vaccine prepared by the Chinese laboratory Sinopharm in October 2020, as part of the phase 3 examinations.


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