The medical associations file a complaint with the General Council of the Judiciary for the “unacceptable” statements of Judge Garrido about epidemiologists

The Permanent Commission of the General Council of Official Medical Associations (CGCOM) has sent a letter to the president of the General Council of the Judicial Power (CGPJ), Carlos Lesmes, to convey its most “energetic protest” to the statements of the president of the Chamber of the Contentious-Administrative of the Superior Court of Justice of the Basque Country (TSJPV), Luis Ángel Garrido on epidemiologists, whom he described as general practitioners who have done “a little course.”

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The medical corporation is considered “unacceptable and improper for a judge, without justification and cause that endorses it, to prosecute any medical specialty, publicly questioning its usefulness and consequently its decisions, to which is added the forms and ways in which they were expressed “, collects Europa Press.

The magistrate of the Superior Court of Justice of the Basque Country stated this week, during a radio debate, that “the epidemiologist is a family doctor who has taken a course” and considered that the “added value of epidemiologists is zero” because they apply “the same measures of the Middle Ages”, alluding to confinement.

The CGCOM considers that his position as judge “does not give him knowledge to contradict the health authority and, in general, the scientific and health world”, nor does he have the power to publicly prosecute with “implicit contempt” the professional work of some medical specialists with “solid training, internationally recognized and whose reputation cannot be questioned by statements such as those made”.

“It is especially serious that these statements are made in a context of a pandemic such as the current one with such serious consequences and with so much uncertainty. It is alarming that a judicial decision is trying to justify based on subjective assessments without any basis, against some specialties that are in front line of the fight against the disease “, has added the CGCOM.

In his view, these statements only provide arguments for denialism and help to generate the consequent alarm in the population that for many different reasons may be sensitive from their ignorance of them.

The CGCOM has deeply regretted that “from such a high level in a democratic society, medical professionals are treated in this way, instead of with respect to their knowledge, training and work carried out for more than a year at the risk of their health and health. of their relatives “.

“For all this, although as an obligation we abide by the sentence, the corporation that represents the medical profession vigorously rejects the public statements that accompany it so that the measures deemed appropriate can be taken,” he added.

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