Prosecutor's Office In Argentina Asks For Investigation Into Ex-Health Minister - Reports
Muhammad Irfan 5 days ago Tue 23rd February 2021 | 06:20 AM
BUENOS AIRES (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 23rd February, 2021) The public prosecutor's office is asking to start an investigation into Argentina's former Health Minister Gines Gonzalez Garcia who resigned last week amid a coronavirus vaccination scandal, local media report.
On Friday, Garcia wrote in a letter to President Alberto Fernandez that he was submitting his resignation upon the president's request. Garcia admitted that some people in his office had sidestepped vaccination procedures.
According to the TN tv channel, the public prosecutor's office has filed a petition to the court to start an investigation against Garcia, as well as Lisandro Bonelli, former Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Health.
Argentina expects to get a new batch of the Sputnik V vaccine in the coming days. The country has also authorized the Pfizer vaccine, the India-produced AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine (Covishield) and the Chinese Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine.