Opening the CPI meeting on the pandemic on Friday (25th), the committee’s rapporteur, Senator Renan Caleros (MDB-AL), criticized the government’s alleged lack of transparency and complained that the Department of Health had not allowed access from Senate and TCU technologists to document the handling of the procurement of vaccines. against covid-19. According to Renan, there are already 25 days without a response to the Senate letter requesting information about the procurement.
The reporter also complained of “contradictory information” about the visits of businessman Carlos Wizard to the Planalto Palace. The magician is one of those summoned by the CPI, with the filing date scheduled for next Wednesday (30).
“Let’s continue investigating. The task is not easy, and for this to happen, it is important that people in the government know that they can have problems, because they do not facilitate this access – complained Renan.
The commission’s vice chair, Senator Randolph Rodriguez (Rede-AP), noted that the legislation dealing with the work of CPIs specifies that the practice of threatening and omitting documents required by the university is a crime. According to the senator, the delay of the Ministry of Health amounted to two weeks for some documents. He even suggested that CPI consider sending a formal warning to the government.
In response, the head of government in the Senate, Fernando Bezerra Coelho (MDB-PE), asked to reflect on the huge demand that the Ministry of Health has received recently, due to the coronavirus pandemic. He emphasized the certainty that the Head of the Ministry, Minister Marcelo Quiroga, would cooperate with the necessary access to the information requested by the CPI.
Agência Senado (Reproduction permission based on a quote from Agência Senado)