Ex Bolivian president concerned on Covid-19 mismanagement
La Paz, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Former Bolivian President Evo Morales (2006-2019) has expressed concern on Monday over the withdrawal of medical societies from the de facto government's Advisory Council to fight the novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
Six scientific societies in the country decided on Sunday to withdraw from the National Scientific Committee, considering that they have been forgotten by the transitional government after eight doctors, who were members of the Scientific Advisory Committee (CCA), were appointed.
The Bolivian Society of Critical Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine, the Bolivian Society of Internal Medicine, the Bolivian Society of Infectious Diseases, the Bolivian Society of Pneumology, the Bolivian Society of Pediatrics and the Higher University of San Andres were removed from the Council.
In statements to local media, Adrian Avila, president of the Bolivian Society of Critical Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine, stated that although they withdraw, they will resume their bases and will not attend WhatsApp calls from the government that did not even do so in an official way.
Avila stated that the six societies drew up guides to treat coronavirus patients, which were published with guidelines that are daily modified according to recommendations and better evidence.
Since the first coronavirus cases were detected in Bolivia, the de facto government has been criticized for the mismanagement of the situation, reduced only to general quarantine, but without taking into account aspects such as permanent investigations, isolate close contacts of sick people, among others.
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