Senators will hear a partner of a company that has a contract with the Ministry of Health, doctors appointed as authors of a dossier against the operator and president of a body that regulates health plans
Just over five months after the first session, the CPI to Covid-19 will have the last week of testimonies before reading and voting on the senator’s report Renan Calheiros (MDB-AL), scheduled for the 19th and 20th of October. Installed to investigate government actions and omissions Jair Bolsonaro in the fight against the new coronavirus pandemic, the commission could keep its work until the beginning of November, but the members of parliament believe that they have fulfilled their role and already have enough elements to present a consistent and forceful document, as defined, this last week, the senator Randolfe Rodrigues (Net-AP). As Young Pan showed, the opinion of the emedebist must propose the indictment of the head of the federal executive for some crimes, including malfeasance. In the last three hearings, the collegiate returns to the VTCLog case and closes the investigation by listening to characters involved in the case Prevent Senior, a company accused of using patients as “human guinea pigs” to test drugs that have been shown to be ineffective for Covid-19 treatment.
On Tuesday, 5, the senators will hear Raimundo Nonato Brasil, a partner at VTCLog. The company has a contract with the Ministry of Health and is responsible for all input logistics, including coronavirus vaccines. The idea of the parliamentarians was to receive Carlos Alberto de Sá, Carlinhos, owner of the company. However, he presented a medical certificate, in which he claims to be undergoing cancer treatment, and was dismissed by the CPI board. In early September, Minister Benjamin Zymler, from the Federal Court of Accounts (TCU), suspended an amendment to the VTCLog agreement with Health, signed by the then director of Logistics at the folder, Roberto Ferreira Dias, and pointed out the possibility that the agreement entered into has configured an attempt to defraud the public coffers. Before that, on September 1st, the commission received the motorcycle courier Ivanildo Gonçalves, who admitted that he had delivered cash to addresses in Carlinhos. The collegiate also claims to have evidence that the employee paid bank slips on behalf of Dias.
On Wednesday 6, the CPI should hear the couple of doctors George Joppert and Andressa Joppert, named as a member of the group that prepared a dossier against Prevent Senior, to which the Young pan had access – most of the names of those responsible for creating the document are confidential. In the material sent to senators, in addition to the cases already explored, such as the use of drugs proven to be ineffective, the change of the medical record in order to change the disease code (CID) after a period of two or three weeks of hospitalization and omit the infection by Covid-19 and the adulteration of death certificates of patients such as Anthony Wong and Regina Hang, who died in a hospital belonging to the health operator, there are reports that professionals were forced to work infected with the disease. The company denies having committed irregularities.
Finally, on Thursday, 7, the collegiate will hear the president of the National Supplementary Health Agency (ANS), Paulo Roberto Rebello Filho. The agency is responsible for overseeing the performance of health plans and has given a period of 10 days, starting on Monday, 27, for Prevent Senior to present its defense on the accusations it has been receiving for not informing patients that they would be receiving the medications of the so-called “kit-Covid”. According to ANS, in the course of the investigations, elements that contradict the initial version presented by the company were verified. “Thus, evidence of infringement was found for the conduct of ‘failing to communicate to beneficiaries the information established by law or by the ANS’, typified in art. 74 of Normative Resolution 124 of 2006”, says the agency’s note.