Bilbao (EFE).- A total of 42 families have filed a joint complaint against a nurse at the Kabieces outpatient clinic in Santurtzi (Bizkaia) who allegedly pretended to vaccinate their children.
As the lawyer Aitzol Asla, who represents these families, has informed EFE, the objective of this complaint is to get the utility to stop working and prevent it from repeating its behavior.
The complaint, to which other families could join, has been filed before the Barakaldo Investigating Courts for the alleged crimes of falsifying documents and embezzlement.
The complainants believe that the nurse falsified documents because she filled in the children’s vaccination schedule with the corresponding dose when it had not been inoculated, and that she misappropriated funds by throwing away unused vaccines.
syringe in the trash
The nurse “incorrectly uses the material supplied by Osakidetza -and paid for with public funds- since she does not use it for the use for which it was purchased but, instead of inoculating the dose to the children, she throws away the syringe with the respective dose inside, ”says the complaint.
The families say they do not know exactly how the nurse recorded the inoculation in the Osakidetza system, although they sense that, once the vaccination was simulated, she recorded it on the computer as if it had been administered.
The lawyer has advanced that, depending on what is known with the investigation, the complaint could be expanded.
The case began last October, when parents of minors cared for by the aforementioned nurse informed Osakidetza of their suspicion of strange behavior in that health facility.
According to what they said, the nurse used to make “anti-vaccination comments” and acted “quickly” and “hastily” with the syringe, when she had to administer the doses of the mandatory children’s vaccine schedule.
tests the children
The pediatric service of the Osakidetza health organization in Ezkerraldea Enkarterri Cruces began an investigation process to clarify the facts and performed serological tests on some of the children in order to detect the presence of antibodies in their bodies.
The Basque Health Service called around 50 families to explain the results of the analyzes carried out on their children and proposed “an additional dose to achieve a correct vaccination” for children who did not have “adequate levels of antibodies”.
Osakidetza opened an information file for the professional and expanded the investigation to the 400 included in that nurse’s quota.
After registering the complaint, the Barakaldo Investigating Court number 4 has summoned the families who appeared between March 6 and 22 to give a statement and ratify their complaint.
The judge has summoned on May 4 to declare the nurse as an investigated, within this criminal investigation.
According to the parents, “it is evident that the lack of inoculation of the vaccines provided for in the ordinary system can lead to a public health problem, in addition to the commission of crimes of document falsification and embezzlement of public funds.”
The objective, according to the lawyer, is “to get her collegiate number removed, thus preventing the aforementioned professional from continuing to carry out her work” and for Osakidetza to admit her responsibility for these events. EFE