Germany It turned out that the Ministry of Health plans to distribute the masks that are not suitable for use, which it provided last year, to the disabled, those who receive social assistance and the elderly.
According to the news in Der Spigel, the Ministry received 1 billion euros of masks last year. It was determined that the Ministry did not have the temperature resistance test done and therefore the masks were not suitable for use.
It was emphasized that the ministry wanted to distribute the useless masks to the elderly, the disabled and those receiving social assistance without income, thus preventing the 1 billion euros paid from being thrown away.
In the news, it was stated that the Ministry of Health requested distribution approval from the Ministry of Labor for the distribution of the masks in question, but the Ministry did not give it.
HARD REACTION FROM SPD
Social Democratic Party Lars Klingbeil, a coalition partner in Germany, criticized the Ministry of Health, “This process means going forward and is an inhuman practice.” said.
SPD’s Angelika Glöckner also stated that Health Minister Jens Spahn made many mistakes during the pandemic, adding, “Spahn is now trying to cover it up instead of admitting it. People with disabilities are not guinea pigs for bad decisions.” said.
MINISTRY OF HEALTH REJECTION
In the statement made by the Ministry of Health, Spiegel’s claims were denied.
In the statement, “The federal government has not made any decision regarding the destruction of the masks. In this regard, we do not know the relevant allegations and the basis of this news.” expression was used.
Emphasizing that much attention was paid to the quality of the masks, the statement said, “The Ministry did not accept the products and did not pay for them as long as deficiencies were detected in the test procedures.” information shared.
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2 MILLION 800 THOUSAND MASKS ARE USED AND DISPOSED PER MINUTE WORLDWIDE