The company IME Consulting Global Services SL, responsible for brokering the purchase of the 170 respirators, the processing of which is being investigated for possible cost overruns, has accused the Bolivian government of having lost them after the executive asked to terminate the contract $ 2.2 million in consideration for returning these devices.
“The government admits it does not know where the respirators that were given to it are,” said Ramiro Vega, the IME’s attorney, during a dialogue over Radio Fides’ microphones.
According to Vegas Intervention, the government of Interim President Jeanine Áñez has claimed not to know the whereabouts of the respirators after they were handed over to the Ministry of Health.
Vega believes that the loss of these devices is “administrative irresponsibility” as indicated in the report submitted to them, and has warned Government Ministers Arturo Murillo and Áñez directly that they have “asked” to skip any minutes to go directly Go to a political event and display the respirators. “