Covid’s CPI withdraws from Queiroga’s third testimony

Covid’s Parliamentary Inquiry Commission (CPI) decided to overturn the forecast of a third testimony to be given by the Minister of Health, Marcelo Queiroga, to the collegiate. The president would speak to the collegiate body next week, but a change in the commission’s plans determined that senators can hear in his place the physician Carlos Carvalho, who is leading a survey on the use of the so-called “covid kit” in combating the coronavirus.

The senators met this Tuesday (12) to change the schedule of testimonies in this final stretch of the work of the CPI. According to information published by Reuters, the president of the CPI, Omar Aziz (PSD-AM), stated that the change of route is to prevent the testimony from becoming a “stage” for Queiroga.

“He will want to use a platform like that for the Pocket vote to grow politically and be a candidate for the Senate in Paraíba. He will not have this stage,” said Aziz to the vehicle, mentioning his concern with the conduct of the minister, whose stance of defense of measures Covid’s preventive measures would be aimed at seeking political dividends.

“Today he is a Pazuello in a white coat. He became ‘one commands, the other obeys’. He is no longer technically able as a doctor, as a health care professional, to speak for the ministry,” added the senator. The statement is a reference to former Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello, who was known for saying that he complied with Bolsonaro’s orders.

The testimony of doctor Carlos Carvalho still needs to be voted on and approved by the CPI for it to occur. The expectation of the collegiate, as disclosed to the press, is to evaluate the proposal in an extraordinary session next Friday (15).

Edition: Anelize Moreira

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