Rodolfo Farfan spent just 18 days at the head of the Ministry of Health.
The Ecuadorian Minister of Health has resigned because the prosecution has launched an investigation to see if there are any exceptions to giving coronavirus vaccines. surgeon Rodolfo Farfant He was appointed on March 1, and Reuters could not find a minister to explain his resignation.
MTI only said that she knew he had not been charged with a crime, but that the police searched a house in the Ministry of Health and a hospital in the capital, Quito, after which the head of the ministry submitted his resignation. The Ecuadorian government said in a statement that Rodolfo Farfan was ready to work with the authorities.
The resigning prime minister Juan Carlos Zevalos Replacement. He resigned at the end of February because an investigation had been opened against him into the vaccination process in the nursing home where his mother also lived.
The charge of protecting against the distribution of coronavirus vaccines has caused political unrest in several South American countries, including Ecuador, Peru and Argentina.
In Ecuador, more than 120,000 people have received the first dose of the vaccine so far, and by the end, 20 million doses of the vaccine will be purchased to immunize 60 percent of the population over the age of 18. Lenin Moreno The Quito government said the president and his wife, as well as a man providing medical care to the head of state, had already been vaccinated. According to data from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Friday night, there are 307,429 infected people in the country with a population of 16.5 million, 16,333 people have died from the disease and 263,164 people have recovered from the disease.