THE COUNTRY | Manizales
Carlos Mario Marín, mayor of Manizales, announced this Monday at a press conference that he will create the Coordination of the vaccine to provide transparency in the process.
The president explained that this position will be led by the parties that have declared themselves in opposition to his government.
ANNOUNCEMENT: I have made the decision in order to give greater transparency and in a message of unity to the city, to create a COORDINATION OF THE VACCINE, a position that I want to assign to the parties that have declared themselves in opposition to my government. A call for unity and transparency.
– Carlos Mario Alcalde (@Alcalde_Verde) February 22, 2021
“What we are looking for is that there is oversight, that we work together so that Manizales is one of the best in the country in this process,” he said at the press conference that began at 5:25 pm
In the capital of Caldas, 984 people were vaccinated between Friday and Saturday. 99.4% effectiveness in the application of biologicals. 11 service stations. 12 doses of Pfizer per hour on average.
These figures were shown by the balance of the first vaccination test against covid-19 in Manizales, where 990 doses arrived, but due to technical inconveniences in the application, 984 were left, six remained.
A complaint from the Ombudsman’s Office alerted the Ministry of Health to a health professional who supposedly had himself vaccinated without having his turn. The secretary of that office, Carlos Humberto Orozco, announced an investigation into the matter.
He clarified that the person is prioritized and is part of the first vaccination phase, but at that time it was not his turn. “The Ombudsman’s Office heard a cry about someone who did not have his turn,” added the official.
The mayor, Carlos Mario Marín, reiterated that the objective is for people to be vaccinated without breaking the rule. That is why I ask the opposition for a shortlist to choose from them a coordinator and do a transparent job.