20 May 2020 – Minister of Health arrested over ventilator irregularities

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Electoral changes; Reviews
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: President

Overview: In response to the investigation into overpricing in the purchase of respirators, the Minister of Health has been arrested and removed from office, as well as 3 further Ministry employees. The respirators were found to be unsuitable for intensive care, and were recommended only for use in ambulances and by paramedics. A special investigation has been launched into the purchase of the respirators.
Full details here: https://www.bbc.com/mundo/noticias-52747870

Type of Justification: Public opnion, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group