Since 2020 the Dr. Hugo López-Gatell He became one of the most popular characters in our country. When he was appointed the person most responsible for designing the strategy against the pandemic, his name was made public to the entire population. But while at first he was revered and respected, as the years went by his prestige was called into question.
Now, in 2023 the doctor resigned from his position as Undersecretary of Health to seek to compete as Head of Government in CDMX. In the internal election he was not elected, so now his future is uncertain. But through an interview he made it clear that his political aspirations remain.
Relatives of AMLO and López-Gatell appear to occupy a seat in the Senate. https://t.co/ivgUco4tdt
— El Universal (@El_Universal_Mx) November 24, 2023
After participating in a keynote conference in the Chamber of Deputies, he was intercepted by journalists. The obvious question was about what he plans to do or if he plans to focus on his career as a healthcare professional.
This is what Hugo López-Gatell wants to dedicate himself to
He directly responded that his future lies in politics and public office because he wants to help in the transformation of the country. He added that now his intention is to fight to get a step as senator during the next legislative period.
For his part, due to his past, it is expected that he will be proposed by the National Regeneration Movement (Morena) as part of its list to form its roster.
Hugo López-Gatell, hero or villain?
Beyond what he plans to do now that he is free, there are many detractors who have expressed their disagreement. Especially for the work carried out during the recent health emergency and the null results obtained.
In this sense, from December 1, 2018 to September 26, 2023, he was the person in charge of managing the pandemic in Mexico. For some, his strategy was a failure because there was an excess of mortality, and there was also a hospital occupation which left several patients without the possibility of being treated.
Likewise, he has been identified as one of the culprits of the shortage of medicines that public institutions have reported. Although to put an end to this situation, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced the creation of the “largest pharmacies in the world” that will be inaugurated before the end of 2023.
Although it cannot be denied that like other political figures, Hugo has several followers. To date there are Mexicans who recognize his work and affirm that he performed well because the failures were beyond his control.
What did Dr. Hugo López-Gatell study?
The official is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He also has a specialty in Internal Medicine from the Salvador Zubirán National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition.
He also has a master’s degree in Medical, Dental and Health Sciences from UNAM and a postdoctoral degree in Epidemiology which he completed at the Bloomberg School of Public Health of the Johns Hopkins University.
A point that has been criticized Dr. López-Gatell is that despite his training he has never actually worked as a doctor. Therefore, he is unaware of the true needs of health professionals in the country because he has never treated patients.
For now, would you like to see Hugo López-Gatell as a senator?
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