Sucre: officials must set an example in anticovid vaccination

“We are doing everything that corresponds to comply with the law,” said the Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre, on Wednesday, noting that even this office is moving teams of nurses to different public agencies to vaccinate against covid-19 to officials.

Panama- Between 15% and 20% of the Public employees from Panama has not been vaccinated against covid-19 or has the incomplete schema, according to him Ministry of Health, that it has established mechanisms to make all officials immunized because they must lead by example.

“We are doing everything that corresponds to comply with the law”, affirmed this Wednesday the Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre, noting that even this office is moving teams of nurses to the different public dependencies for vaccinate against covid-19 to the officials.

Sucre announced the past January 5 that obligatory from vaccination against covid-19 at public sector stayed established in a presidential decree, but this has not been still posted in lto official gazette for your entry into force.

As said then by Sucre, the official who does not get vaccinated “You will have to present a negative test every Monday to your immediate boss or Human Resources.”

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The obligatory from vaccination in the public sector it was rejectfor some sectors, among them one federation of civil servants’ associations, who said fear for one situation of “workplace harassment“and affirmed that there are alternatives for the unvaccinated, such as teleworking.

“The public official has no choice but to set an example to the rest of the population,” He said this Wednesday Sugar, which estimated at “between 15% and 20%” the portion of the 290,776 public servants in the country, according to figures from the Comptroller General, who either have not been vaccinated against the coronavirus or have an incomplete scheme.

The head of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) argued that the National government “has the responsibility to make the government gear do not stop “, because it would be a situation that would affect to all the b

That is why ministers and directors from public entities have in sin poder the lists with the Names of the officials that they have not been vaccinated what they have the incomplete scheme, they must now “coordinate with them” to get immunized.

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