« The Minsal will collaborate with justice, » said the Minister of Health, Enrique Paris, during the delivery of the Covid-19 report, when asked about the disposition of the portfolio to deliver the required information in the framework of the investigation for deaths from coronavirus.
The investigation was opened based on the complaint filed by the mayor of Recoleta Daniel Jadue and points to President Sebastián Piñera, former Minister of Health Jaime Mañalich, and the current undersecretaries Paula Daza and Arturo Zúñiga, for the crimes of denial of assistance and quasi-crime of homicides by the victims of the pandemic in the commune.
Just a couple of hours after the Paris statement, Radio Bío Bío reported that the North Central Prosecutor’s Office decided to request the Supreme Court to order the Minister of Health to deliver the required information, and thus settle the controversy.
The Public Ministry opted for this path after, in the first instance, Minister Paris opposed the diligence when personnel from the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the PDI – despite having a court order – tried unsuccessfully to raid the premises and extract the e- e-mails from the health authorities. The Minsal invoked as an argument the special reserve of said communications, La Tercera reported at the time, while from the defendants’ defense they argued that said information is sensitive because it has to do with the purchase of fans.
A similar diligence was required by Senator Alejandro Navarro (PRO), who asked the Prosecutor Armendariz to request the authorization of the Supreme Court to seize the emails of the former minister Mañalich, his former chief of staff and the undersecretary Daza, in the context of the complaint for the deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the Biobío region that the parliamentarian presented last June.
“We hope that Minister Paris does not fall into illegalities. You must deliver the information from the emails. Otherwise, he will become the subject of accusation for denying information to justice ”, warned the parliamentarian.
Added to this is the resolution of the Third Guarantee Court of Santiago, issued on Monday, which agreed to deliver the data of patients who died from Covid-19. Specifically, the court ruled that the clinical records of a total of 25 victims, the Central Post, the Worker’s Hospital (ACHS), the San Juan de Dios Hospital, the San José Hospital, the JJ Clinical Hospital must be sent to the persecuting entity. . Aguirre, the Vespucio Clinic, the Tórax Hospital, and the Mutual Security Clinic Hospital.