Santa Cruz de Tenerife (EFE) in hospitals in the Canary Islands, due to the “prudent attitude” of the executive based on the criteria of prevention services.
Asked by the deputy of the Mixed group, Vidina Espino, the counselor has expressed in parliamentary committee his “enormous unease” over the opposition’s complaints regarding said medical supplies acquired in the worst phase of the covid-19 pandemic, and has assured that “there is no other supposed scandal. Absolutely”.
He has stressed that part of this material comes from private donations and from the Ministry of Health’s single shopping center, that with the course of the pandemic there were “changes in criteria” about the suitability of its use, and there were even “controversies » between the prevention services of hospitals in the same autonomous community.
Blas Trujillo has also stressed that the “project report” of the Hearing of Accounts used by the opposition to question the procedure for acquiring said material does not reach any conclusion in this regard, beyond making some observations that contextualize in the emergency situation.
Trujillo has abounded that both the Court of Accounts and the Court of Accounts have analyzed the procedures “and have not seen any type of irregularity.”
The Minister of Health has also detailed in his parliamentary appearance that the Canary Islands Tax Agency has initiated administrative and tax actions to recover the four million euros from the ‘mask case’ and that they entail “very diverse actions”, such as ordinary embargoes regarding accounts, credits, movable and immovable property, and also liens.
These procedures, said the counselor, continue their course and go “at their own pace”, so “you have to wait for them to finish to know the final result”, without giving more details, despite the fact that the deputy Vidina claimed it Espino, due to the “reserved nature” of these data.
“We are in the process of recovering that money, that is the intention of the Government of the Canary Islands. All the actions that we consider pertinent and that guarantee the legal services will be carried out », he has closed. EFE