Miguel Angel Mancera, senator of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (FART), proposed to the plenary session of the High camera sanction with up 15 years in prison for public servants who steal vaccines.
Through your official account Twitter announced that, during a virtual session in the Senate, he said that he also would seek to punish the theft of oxygen, vaccines and supplements to treat the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
“Before the virtual plenary session of @SenadoMexicano insisted in sanctioning the theft of oxygen tanks, vaccines and accessories to treat # COVID19; in addition to aggravating penalties up to 15 years to public servants that they carry out this behavior that damages society so much.” Mancera wrote.
Given this, Miguel Ángel Mancera proposed to generate a specific type of crime to punish whoever commits it.
The PRD presented an initiative to add to the General law of health, and during his participation he assured that “if today we had to act for the theft of these medical supplies, It would have to be done under the established criminal types of theft, which take into account the monetary value, but the social damage they cause in the context of the health emergency would not be considered. “
Given this, Miguel Ángel Mancera proposed to generate a specific type of crime to punish whoever commits it. Said modification sought implies a a penalty of three to 10 years in prison, in addition to a fine of 300 to 3,000 Units of Measurement and Update (UMA) for the theft of vaccines that are property of the National Health System, as long as their purpose is immunization against a pathogen.
“The same sanction will apply when the abduction has to do with some medicine or functional aid and essential use during an extraordinary action in the matter of general health, as is the current health emergency.” added the legislator.
Mancera explained that the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) warned of a possible increase in robbery and other crimes related to anticovid vaccines.
An exceptional case will be when the person who illegally benefits from these medical supplies, if he is a public servant, he will have a penalty of five to 15 years in prison, in addition to a fine of 300 to 3,000 UMAS.
Mancera explained that the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) warned of a possible increase in theft and other crimes related to anticovid vaccines, while the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has warned about the violation of safety and information regarding the drug from Pfizer-BioNtech.
Section II of article 462 Bis of the General law of health contemplates that “from one to nine years in prison and a fine of 100 to 1,000 times the Unit of Measurement and Update will be applied, to which by itself or through a third party: sell the vaccines that are owned by public institutions of the National Health System”.
The theft of four vials with 20 doses of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19, from the Family Medicine Clinic number one.
This initiative to modify Law occurs in the context when the delegation of the Institute of Security and Social Services of State Workers (ISSSTE) in Morelos reported that the theft of four vaccines against COVID-19 occurred at the facilities of the Family Medicine clinic number 1 “Cuernavaca”, located in the Tlaltenango neighborhood, in the municipality of Cuernavaca.
Weeks later, the Public Ministry of the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) in Morelos, confirmed through its official social networks that it obtained links to process against two people, for their probable responsibility in the crime of aggravated robbery.
Theft of four was revealed 20-dose vials of Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19, from Family Medicine Clinic number one, located in the municipality of Cuernavaca in the state of Morelos.
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