Cancun, Q.R. — Governor Carlos Joaquín González confirmed he is part of the group returning the recently acquired medical equipment to the federal government for its lack of quality.
During an interview with el Sistema Quintanarroense de Comunicación Social (SQCS), the state governor confirmed he supports the Asociación de Gobernadores de Acción Nacional (GOAN) in returning the China medical supplies provided by the federal government.
The supplies, which consisted of gloves, masks and gowns, were deemed to be of exceptionally poor quality and unable to be used by medical personnel for coronavirus patients. He said the materials “do not meet expectations” and will be returned to the federal government.
During the interview, he also stated that he does not know about additional money from the federation to combat the coronavirus.
“There are no extraordinary resources yet. We do not know of any yet. We are going to keep moving forward. We cannot stop and wait, we are going to look for ways to get ahead in this situation which we are in today to be able to quickly stop and recover,” he said explaining it is not special funding but an advance on the state’s public health care resources.
In recent days, president AMLO announced the delivery of extraordinary economic resources for those states in need in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Across social media, numerous agencies have denounced the medical supplies from the federal government as “painful” and “unacceptable” with transparent gowns and masks of substandard quality. One agency wrote “Of all the material sent by the government, the gloves are the best quality, but they are not sterile.”
The Asociación de Gobernadores de Acción Nacional (GOAN) has announced that the supplies, which were delivered from China last week by Instituto de Salud para el Bienestar (INSABI), will be returned to the federal government.