The heads of the Juntos por el Cambio interblocks in the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, Mario Negri and Luis Naidenoff, presented a precautionary statement before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) regarding the situation of the isolation centers in the province of Formosa.
In the text, the legislators indicate that in the district governed since 1995 by Gildo Insfrán “the minimum conditions of health, hygiene and comfort are not met, in addition to not performing an effective isolation between infected patients and close contacts that could not be infected, which facilitates the spread of the disease “.
In turn, they point out that “The rights to life, health, personal integrity, personal freedom, privacy and the rights of the patient are being violated”, in addition to “violating the freedom of movement and residence.”
In October, there was a march in Formosa against Gildo Insfrán to open the borders of the province. Photo Twitter
For this reason, the legislators raise six points to the international organization. Among them, that suspected cases can serve isolation in their homes. “That the province of Formosa be ordered to refrain from compulsively housing COVID-19 positive people or their close contacts in isolation centers, providing that the isolation of these people be carried out in the homes“they pose.
They also request that the isolation conditions in the centers be verified “in order to determine the existence of the violation of their human rights or of existence of institutional violence by the government of the province of Formosa “.
This week, deputies from the Elisa Carrió Civic Coalition presented a project to request federal intervention in the province of Formosa, while other JxC legislators requested the presence of the Secretary of Human Rights of the Nation, Horacio Pietragalla, in Congress to give explanations.
The presentation is given in a climate of increasing tension. On Thursday, the Formosa police detained the councilor and lawyer Gabriela Neme and her counterpart Celeste Ruiz Díaz for several hours, who days ago had denounced the governor Insfrán for the conditions in the isolation centers for coronavirus patients in that province.