The Citizen Consciousness Foundation asked the Attorney General's Office to initiate an administrative investigation of the Deputy Minister of Health, Ivette Berrío , 'for being untrue' in statements issued regarding the purchase of the COVID-19 vaccine in Panama.
On December 23, Berrío affirmed that the advance of six million dollars had already been made to the Pfizer
company for the first delivery of anti-covid
vaccines that would be 450,000 doses, however, the payment receipt is dated December 28, 2020 and details that the first batch, which will arrive between January 18 and 25, is 40,000 doses.
The Foundation cites articles 4 and 17 of Executive Decree 246 of 2004 by which the Uniform Code of Ethics for Public Servants is issued, and which establishes that officials must act with full knowledge of the matters submitted to their consideration and with diligence, and it also forces them to express themselves truthfully in their functional relationships, both with individuals and with their superiors and subordinates.