Saturday, February 4, 2023

President’s health is of civic interest

As the election campaign and all its paraphernalia approach, the sudden opening of potential candidates for alternative positions is predictable, symptomatic and often sarcastic, especially on social networks, to publicize moments or aspects of their personal lives, Most of them are obviously irrelevant but they try to portray a daily life that allows them to sell themselves to the public, from pretending to prepare something in the kitchen, showing their emotion at a public event or Sending greetings from a casual, home or fun place. This contradiction occurs when they reach a position and claim the right to privacy and intimate life in order to avoid certain requests for data, without knowing that from the moment of applying and therefore, when they choose their actions, their relations, their links, their context and even their state of health, physical or mental, are relevant to the public interest.

This public interest is not unhealthy curiosity, it is not morbid, nor does it constitute an attack or harassment, but a simple consequence, tacitly accepted, from the moment a person chooses to make a public projection. The management of public affairs and resources demands propriety and transparency, especially when soliciting, soliciting, citizens voting for elected officials, and seeking, requesting, or obtaining spaces in the media and in front of them in whatever prestigious The stage is set. ,

The right to personal life is guaranteed to every citizen, but when one freely aspires for office paid from public funds and whose actions, deeds or omissions have an impact on the nation, such personal sphere also acquires relevance. Given the importance of its work.

Information has been circulating about the health problems of President Alejandro Giammattei Falla since November. It was officially reported on the 29th of that month about the “studies” to which he was subjected for acute gastritis. The already notorious weight loss from the previous January was the cause of comment by the President, who said in session on the 14th of that month that it was “thanks to the intermittent fasting that I have been doing, with which I have lost 50 pounds. Earlier this December, a deputy called for a commission to be set up to verify the president’s health, which the president’s spokesman, Kevin Lopez, criticized: “It is on the face of it politicizing a person’s health for partisan purposes.” is despicable to the doing of an electoral process”.

Whoever presides over the country is a citizen, but nobody is a citizen because of his responsibilities. He deserves respect, but the citizens he swore to serve when he took office also deserve respect. Inquiring about your health is lawful because according to Article 30 of the Constitution all government acts are public. On June 11, 2021, free Press In response to the Law on Access to Public Information, the Secretariat for Administrative and Security Affairs requested an official report on Giammattei’s health in the wake of rumors that he had COVID-19. After five days got a reply that there is no document in this regard. This argument is contrary to the announcement made by the President himself on September 18, 2020, that he was positive for the coronavirus, which he documented on Twitter.

A satisfactory recovery is desired for the President due to the reported gastric illness, but it is a matter of maturity, responsibility and integrity for a public official to disclose any complications or post-conditions that may affect the performance of the position.

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