Deputies ask to investigate chloroquine production in Brazil
Brasilia, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) The Workers' Party (PT) of Brazil asked the Chamber of Deputies to open an investigation against the Bolsonaro administration about irregularities in the production of chloroquine, a drug with no proven effectiveness against Covid-19.
For this investigation, PT deputies demanded on a document that the Lower House establish a Parliamentary Investigation Commission (CPI) to analyze anomalies in the production of this drug and its compound, hydroxychloroquine.
Parliamentarians are questioning the federal administration and the army about overproduction, manufacturing costs, and drug distribution criteria as a way to fight this pathogen.
Despite the fact that the World Health Organization ordered the termination of studies on this drug, Bolsonaro is openly campaigning for the use of these substances.
This demand is criticizing the far-right leader for his advertising of chloroquine and for advocating the modification of protocols regarding the use of this drug.
In the request, the deputies reveal that the army has already produced about three million pills, even without scientific evidence that this drug is effective in treating the infection caused by the novel coronavirus.
'This is worrying several authorities in the country because it seems to exceed the limits of what is reasonable in public administration, due to the expenditure of significant resources on an action with no proven profit,' deputies denounced.
They consider that it is necessary and urgent that the Chamber of Deputies comply with an investigation procedure to clarify to the country the existence of an overproduction of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine pills by the government and the army.
The document also refers to the lack of leadership of the Ministry of Health in the fight against this health crisis.
For the CPI to be established, this request must have at least 171 signatures, and, at the moment, it has been signed by six PT deputies.
Brazil recorded 90,134 deaths, that is, 1,595 deaths in the past 24 hours, and recorded 2,553,265 infections with the SARS-Cov-2 virus, which causes Covid-19, according to the latest report by the Ministry of Health.
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