Foreign

Ecuador loses third health minister in 40 days

Published

on

Ecuadorian Health Minister Mauro Falconi resigned from his post less than three weeks ago, the government announced on Wednesday following in his predecessor’s footsteps.

Falconi is the third health minister to resign in 40 days.

Local media reported major problems on Tuesday and Wednesday with the deployment of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine in Quito, where the elderly had to wait more than eight hours before being vaccinated.

El Comercio newspaper reported that there were also coordination issues with the delivery of the beatings, saying similar issues occurred in Guayaquil.

“Our seniors deserve the greatest respect. What happened today has no justification.

“I have called for the resignation of the Minister of Health and he will be replaced by Dr Camilo Salinas,” President Lenin Moreno tweeted on Wednesday.

Cabinet Secretary General Jorge Wated Reshuan described the events in Quito as “unacceptable” in a tweet.

His predecessor, surgeon Rodolfo Farfan, had already been appointed to the post on March 1 to replace Juan Carlos Zevallos, who resigned at the end of February amid allegations of favoritism in the deployment of COVID-19 vaccines.

Farfan resigned on March 19.

Salinas is the sixth health minister in the current government and the fifth since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, El Universo reported.

Ecuador, with a population of around 17 million, has so far recorded more than 328,000 infections and nearly 12,000 deaths from COVID-19. (dpa / NAN)

(NAN)

Short Link: https://wp.me/pcj2iU-3yGN

NNN

NNN: :is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]nnn.com.ng

Africa performs nearly 42 million COVID-19 tests – Africa CDC Abuja Master Plan Almost Completed – Official SEC accuses traders of frustrating electronic dividend registration EU condemns terrorist attack on Damasak, says humanitarian crisis looms Sub-Saharan Africa needs 245 billion dollars in external financing in 5 years – IMF NANNM seeks better wellness program for nurses Minister FCT honors traffic controller The FG reconstitutes the boards of directors of NABTEB, NSSEC SEC accuses traders of frustrating electronic dividend registration Correctional center controller recommends amnesty for some inmates Society defines May 5 as National Bible Day SEC instructs CMOs to update investor information Coronavirus – Zambia: COVID-19 update (April 14, 2021) FG distributes inputs to 7,500 women farmers Intelligence gathering is key to resolving insurgency -GOC Coronavirus – Namibia: COVID-19 update (April 14, 2021) More than one million confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Europe – WHO Broadband is crucial for Nigeria’s economic growth – Osinbajo Coronavirus – Malawi: COVID-19 update (April 14, 2021) How 24 private companies dump garbage in Kaduna every day Coronavirus – Eritrea: Announcement from the Ministry of Health (April 14, 2021) Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 update (April 14, 2021) Retailers, Others List Factors Affecting Cement Prices Cement We can’t say when the second hits of COVID-19 will arrive – Africa CDC Coronavirus – Ethiopia: COVID-19 update (April 14, 2021) Buhari returns to Abuja after medical check-up Governor of Kano, others reconcile Dangote and BUA on a candy Coronavirus – South Africa: COVID-19 update (April 14, 2021) NPA suspends ETO ticket at APM terminal Lawmaker lists obstacles to women’s empowerment Cooking gas prices rise in March – NBS AWF and Best Nature Photography announce call for nominations for Benjamin Mkapa African Wildlife Photography Awards Minister apologizes to Nigerians for power outages British Queen enters debate over Philip’s funeral outfits Police deploy 17,500 for LG Rivers election Russia, Ukraine hold military exercises, NATO responds FG reacts to location of Twitter’s African headquarters in Ghana German Constitutional Court drops controversial Berlin rent ceiling Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (April 14, 2021) Buhari saddened by killing of soldiers in Bénoué, says Magashi Edo 2020 release: Okowa congratulates the Delta team Residents of Kano and Katsina accuse manufacturers of cement price Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 update (April 14, 2021) Greece lifts quarantine requirement for tourists NAFDAC impound vehicle loaded with unhealthy drugs and vaccines Afghanistan respects US troop withdrawal – Presidential Aid Stepping up vigilance as Africa deploys COVID-19 vaccines NOA to organize youth summit in Bauchi state IG dissolves surveillance units in Lagos, Port Harcourt NSF: Why I took Naija Ratels FC to Benin – Edeh