July 25, 2021

Fuster resigns from chairing the Health Advisory Board for his inactivity

Fuster resigns from chairing the Health Advisory Board for his inactivity



The director general of the National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC), Valentin Fuster, has resigned as chair of the Health Advisory Board, due to "the lack of operation" of this advisory body, although he has left the door open on his return if your activity is resumed.

This has been said to Efe sources of the CNIC, who have confirmed that the exit of Fuster also joins that of the vice president of the Council, Francisco de Paula, and the secretary, Ofelia de Lorenzo.

"They form the team that was appointed to start working, the work groups have been made, but it has not generated any content since the change of ministry," the sources said.

They added that Fuster, who is currently participating in the Congress of the American Heart Association of Chicago, communicated by letter this resignation on November 8 to the Minister of Health, Maria Luisa Carcedo, and the rest of the council members.

The resignation of the prestigious cardiologist, they insisted, is not due to "political reasons or any other type" but simply that "he does not want to be president of a body that does not work."

Fuster assumed the Presidency of the Council last February when this advisory body and assistance to the Minister of Health was renewed, whose objective is to evaluate what works and what does not, and especially human resources, so one of its objectives is to analyze if there are enough doctors and nurses.

This was explained by Fuster taking office, who was in favor of promoting health and start with children, women and the elderly, and prevent the disease in its early stages, detect cancer as soon as possible, infections and virus.

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