Tuesday, December 7

The counselor of Social Policies of the Community of Madrid resigns appealing to the “unity of the institutions” to fight against the virus

The Minister of Social Policies, Equality, Families and Birth of the Community of Madrid, Alberto Reyero, resigned this Friday wishing “luck and success” to the regional president, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, and appealing to the “unity of institutions such as the best way to defeat the virus “, as he writes in his resignation letter, to which elDiario.es has had access.

Reyero’s resignation comes just one day after the lack of coordination within the regional government team became evident. While Díaz-Ayuso announced the presentation in the courts of an appeal against the new Health restrictions, Vice President Aguado, of Ciudadanos, like Reyero, called for an end to “fights in press conferences and courts.”

Reyero leaves his position at the head of the council that has been the most controversial during the first wave of the pandemic due to the crisis in the residences where 6,000 died in just two months. The former Minister of Social Policies challenged the official speech of the Madrid president, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, and publicly denounced the protocols of the Ministry of Health that denied the referral of the elderly from nursing homes to hospitals during the worst moment of the pandemic. Reyero, in a commission in the Madrid Assembly, described them as not very moral and possibly illegal and said that he was “radically against” these criteria reflected in several orders that rejected the admission to hospitals of certain users of nursing homes. greater.

Reyero affirmed that these protocols were contrary to the international rights of persons with disabilities. “Because we are citizens, we all have the right to public health care. Living in a residence does not lose that right,” lamented the counselor, who expressed himself “absolutely in favor” of creating an investigation commission in the Assembly to analyze the mortality of Madrid residences during this pandemic. A commission that has rejected the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, who has accused the opposition of “politicizing pain” with it.