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The Peruvian Minister of Health, Pilar Mazzetti, resigned after a scandal unleashed over the vaccination of former President Manuel Vizcarra came to light this week.
According to the local newspaper La República, Mazzetti decided to resign due to the constant criticism from parliamentarians after it became known that the former president Manuel Vizcarra (2018-2020) was vaccinated against the new coronavirus, the cause of COVID-19, before the vaccine became available to the general public.
Similarly, Mazzetti announced her resignation due to the criticism of the management of the pandemic by her ministry's portfolio. The health official "decided to step aside" because of the "attacks and pressures" she received.
Peru's health minister resigned on Friday, February 12th, state TV reported, amid a growing scandal over claims that former president Martin Vizcarra was vaccinated against Covid-19 before the shot was available to the public. https://t.co/21tM3C0B16 via @TheRioTimes
Also, the president of Peru, Fransisco Sagasti, confirmed this Saturday that Mazzetti submitted his resignation on Friday night and added that the last questioning made by the Congress about his management "may have been the straw that broke the camel's back" and that he is tired of a "continuous mistreatment" from a sector of the Legislature.
This position will be replaced by Oscar Ugarte, who held the same position in 2008 and has been an advisor in the work of the current fight against COVID-19, announced Sagasti.