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This week, after the Miranda brothers’ testimonies, the focus of the investigations of the CPI to Covid becomes the suspicions about the acquisition of Covaxin indian vaccine. The collegiate must vote on a series of requests this Tuesday, 29, including the summons of the leader of the government in the Chamber, Deputy Ricardo Barros (PP-PR).
Barros, according to Luis Miranda, would have been mentioned by President Jair Bolsonaro himself when he heard about suspicions of irregularities in the purchase of the immunizing agent. The head of the Executive would have said that this is a “thing” of the deputy, when Luis Miranda and Luis Ricardo told about the pressures suffered by health workers.
Other names mentioned by the brothers will be called to testify. In the coming days, the server of the Ministry of Health Regina Célia Silva Oliveira should also be heard. She would have been responsible for authorizing and supervising the importation of Covaxin, even with the problems in the contract, according to Luis Ricardo.
The summoning requirements of Barros and Regina must be voted on this Tuesday. There is also a request to call the director of the Department of Logistics at the Ministry of Health, Roberto Ferreira Dias, who would have pressured Luis Ricardo for the release of the import of the vaccine.
Francisco Maximiano, a partner at Need Medicines, a company that represents Covaxin in Brazil, is already on the approved schedule. He will be heard on Thursday, 1st. The businessman asked the Supreme Court (STF) for a habeas corpus so that he does not have to appear at the CPI and, if he goes, he may not tell the truth.
This Tuesday, the collegiate hears Fausto Junior, state deputy of Amazonas, rapporteur of the CPI on Health held by the State Legislative Assembly in 2020. For Wednesday, the testimony of businessman Carlos Wizard, appointed as one of the members of the parallel office that would have advised Bolsonaro in the pandemic.
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