The director of the Center for Coordination of Emergencies and Health Alerts, Fernando Simón, has assured that he is not “going to abandon ship” but that he is going to continue doing his job “as best he can” to combat the covid-19 pandemic.
Simón has been asked about the petitions for his resignation and about a complaint filed against him in court, during the press conference he has offered with the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, in which they announced the phase changes and commented the health data of the day.
“I do not see the debates in Congress and even less in this period because I do not have time,” said the expert, who pointed out that if it is considered that he should leave office and “someone makes the decision to put someone else in my place I will take the order given to me and I will step aside. “
But he specified that “what I am not going to do is abandon ship” by insisting that he will continue to make an effort “to do my job the best I can and that the teams I work with are also managed in the best way.”
“I do not think it is a matter of abandoning it to avoid attacks or risks of this overexposure,” said the epidemiologist, who stressed that it is “a matter of professionalism” and therefore understands that you should not leave things in half but to do the maximum you can.
In addition, he has referred to the complaint filed against him for crimes of disobedience and denial of aid and has reiterated that he has not received any information in this regard, but, he has advanced, that he has “nothing to hide” and that he will provide the judges all the information they require.
“I am not here to focus on this type of thing, since now I must do our job to the best of our ability,” he said, explaining that “I should not assess these situations in terms of statements or articles, but rather what can be reached.”
Simón’s work has been praised by Minister Illa, who has expressed that he was “proud” to have him at the head of the Center for Coordination of Emergencies and Health Alerts, where he has performed an “exemplary service throughout the pandemic.