The Popular Parliamentary Group has demanded that the Government, through a battery of initiatives in Congress, make self-criticism for "the shortcomings and the fiascos" that have characterized its management, as the only competent authority, during the state of alarm declared as of of the crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The PP deputy secretaries Cuca Gamarra, Jaime de Olano and Elvira Rodríguez, the deputy to the GPP General Secretariat, Isabel Borrego, the deputy spokespersons José Ignacio Echániz and Mario Garcés, the GPP spokesperson in the Reconstruction Commission and second vice president of Congress , Ana Pastor, the president of the Health Commission, Rosa Romero, the GPP health spokesperson, Elvira Velasco, and deputies Juan Antonio Callejas and Agustín Almodóbar, ask the following questions to the Executive:
– Are you "proud of the work done", as stated by Pablo Iglesias, second vice president of the Government and minister of Social Rights and the 2030 Agenda, on June 6, 2020, and "without reason to regret anything," as Fernando Grande-Marlaska, Minister of the Interior, raised this past April 5, 2020, or, on the contrary, acknowledges "that we have made some mistakes," as Alberto Garzón, Minister of Consumer Affairs, said on April 21, 2020?
– What balance does the Government make of its management taking into account that Spain is among the worst countries in the world in terms of the number of registered cases, the amount of total deaths and per million population confirmed, the amount of seriously ill patients who have been admitted to intensive care units and, among other variables, to the proportion of infected health professionals?
– What is the Government's assessment of its management taking into account the fact that it acquired 640,000 defective rapid diagnostic tests, purchased 1,000 non-usable respirators in intensive care units, and had to remove defective FFP2 masks that were intended to the protection of health professionals, of having left more than 700 million face masks undistributed … and of having resorted to intermediaries and providers without experience in the health sector, forged fiscal addresses …?
– Does the Government plan at any time to promote any measure that truly serves to improve the diligence, effectiveness, efficiency, transparency and coherence of its management during the state of alarm declared before the crisis caused by the COVID pandemic -19 for possible outbreaks and future public health crises? If so, what measures? In what actual time frames?