The Government of Entre Ríos denounced before the provincial Justice a group of people who tried to prevent the vaccination day against the coronavirus that took place in the town of Crespo.
The Minister of Health from Entre Ríos, Sonia Velázquez, with the sponsorship of the State Attorney, Julio Rodríguez Signes, filed a complaint against 10 people before the prosecutor’s office on duty.
While the vaccination day was taking place at the “Adolfo Goldemberg” community center in Crespo, about 42 kilometers from the capital of Entre Ríos, around 1:00 p.m., about 10 people entered the place and protested with shouts alleging alleged effects of the vaccine. in people’s health, according to the complaint filed today.
One of the doctors asked them to talk, but the group continued to shout at the health personnel and the people who were in the area about to be vaccinated.
For this reason, the director of the San Francisco de Asís de Crespo hospital, Sandra Scarso, made the police complaint and requested the intervention of the Ministry of Health, who today initiated a legal case.
The case investigates the 10 people for the crimes defined in article 205 of the National Penal Code.
The article establishes six months to two years in prison for anyone who “violates measures adopted by the authorities to prevent the introduction or spread of an epidemic.”
From the health portfolio they admitted that due to the evidence collected, the facts could be framed in another criminal figure, and / or link new authors or participants.
Minister Velázquez stressed that the provincial government “does not tolerate this or other forms of violence or aggression against health personnel”, whom she congratulated for “the daily effort to carry out the right to be protected and to overcome obstacles”.
In addition, he said that the current situation where “the wave of infections almost triples that of last year but there are almost no hospitalizations in intensive care” is due to “the historic vaccination campaign.”
Vaccines “are a social good that contribute to people’s defense against a new infection against which we have no natural defenses, but they are also an act of social solidarity,” Velázquez added.
Finally, the provincial official maintained that the Government “respects the personal decisions that they may have,” asking as “essential to take care of democratic coexistence and that any opinion be expressed in peace.”