Hours before starting his tour of Europe, Alberto Fernandez participated in the 57th Ordinary Congress of the Federation of Associations of Argentine Health Workers (FATSA). There, he thanked the doctors and nurses for facing the pandemic, something that marked a before and after in Argentina and the world. However, she was not far behind with the critics a Mauricio Macri for eliminating the Ministry of Health. No comments were saved on the internal with his matchmainly, with Cristina Kirchner.
“We live in a pandemic that affected the whole world. In Argentina, that pandemic found it with a devastated health system, because the State had withdrawn from health care. let’s remember. Vaccines expired in the Customs sheds, let’s remember measles, which once again became a disease among Argentines. Let’s remember”, indicated the head of state at the press conference.
He also recalled the words of Ginés González García, a former Minister of Health who resigned after the scandal over VIP vaccines, who told him that “in hospitals there were no supplies.” In addition, he stressed that during his management they finished building hospitals because “at one time, some governors in Buenos Aires said that it did not make sense to build hospitals”, making a clear reference to the sayings of María Eugenia Vidal.
“We had to do all of that, we had to do it in a short amount of time. The hospitals that were there were not enough for us. We live in a world where 6 million people were killed by covid-19. All of us who are left standing are survivors of the greatest tragedy that humanity has experienced,” emphasized Alberto Fernández, who also recalled the “more than 100,000 deaths in Argentina.”
«In my government I have not hidden the problems of Argentina»
Subsequently, the president gave statements about his government’s management in response to statements made by allies of Cristina Kirchner, such as Hebe de Bonafini and Andrés Larroque. “In my government I have not hidden the problems of Argentina, I never played distracted: neither in the face of poverty, nor in the face of inequality, nor in the face of lack of work. I am a Peronist and when I find out about a problem I put my chest on it, “he explained, after being accused of” lukewarm “by the sector of hard Kirchnerism.
“I don’t hide the problems. I know that the economy is growing, I know that work is increasing, I know that distribution is having problems due to the inflation rates that we have,” she added. In addition, he pointed out that his government is “obsessed” with job creation and salary recovery. “Recovering a salary that, between 2015 and 2019, fell 20 points in real terms, demands effort and work.”
Alberto Fernández went against the business sector
Given this, he targeted the business sector to ask for more equality of conditions, something that has already brought him problems for being inflexible. “It demands asking the powerful to properly distribute wealth, that in addition to earning, those who work must earn. I speak to you with this frankness because, before being president, I am a political activist”.
Finally, speaking in opposition to “the conservatives” who continue to uphold economic inequalities, Alberto Fernandez he promised, as a Peronist, to deal with mitigating the concentration of wealth. “We are going to put all our effort so that we recover equality in Argentina; I am going to work tirelessly so that there is more and more money in the pockets of those who work”.