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The director general of a hospital in Chicago has been fired after improper vaccinations

CHICAGO (AP) – The director general of a Chicago hospital has been suspended for two weeks following a series of COVID-19 vaccinations that included favoritism, including one in which Trump Tower staff were vaccinated.

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Dr Anosh Ahmed, who was Loretto’s COO և CFO, resigned last week, days after he was reprimanded by the board of directors և after Miller’s reports that hospital administrators had given COVID-19 vaccines to some people who were still eligible. were not.

The Associated Press left a statement at the hospital on Tuesday asking Miller to comment.

There have been at least six cases where Loretto Hospital has vaccinated people associated with the hospital’s management, including staff at the Trump Tower in central Chicago, where Ahmed is sympathetic. Cooks’s judges and their spouses, as well as Miller’s suburban church, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

A hospital spokesman said in a statement on Monday that the latest case was over.

According to the statement, Dr. Ali Ahmed, President and Chief Executive Officer of Affinity Health, which oversees the KOVID-19 clinical trials at Loreto Hospital, “requested 10 vaccinations for 10 individuals whom it considered to be eligible under city guidelines.” , one of whom is terminally ill. »

The statement said Ahmed was not an employee of Loreto Hospital, but said that on January 29, “10 vaccines were given to Dr. Ali Ahmed and then administered to those individuals.”

“While the information provided at the time suggested that these individuals were eligible under the City Vaccination Guidelines, Loretto otherwise confirms outpatient visits that are not accepted by the hospital or community partner organizations,” the statement said.

Loretto Hospital is located in Chicago’s West Side and serves mostly Latinos. It was chosen last year to be the first COVID-19 vaccine in Chicago as part of the city’s efforts to encourage West Side residents to get vaccinated.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday that Loretto is a “safety net hospital” that could be important to Chicago, and that he “is committed to helping Loretto do the right thing, as they are so important to the West Side community.”

“Obviously they have deviated from what I think is their main mission, to focus on this critical time of vaccination exclusively for the much-needed West Side population, where we still have a lot of work to do. we have to do. “Do it to increase West Side numbers,” he said.

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