Society 27/04/2021

High Court forces Health Department to vaccinate Spanish National Police and Guardia Civil officers

It gives 10 days to reach the same proportion of doses as in the Catalan police and the Prosecutor's Office sees "discrimination"

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National Police in Plaza Cataluña in Barcelona

BarcelonaThe Department of Health will have to vaccinate Spanish National Police and Guardia Civil officers working in Catalonia. The Catalan High Court of Justice has accepted the precautionary measure requested by union Jupol of the National Police and association Jucil of the Guardia Civil. It gives the Government 10 days so that officers of these corps receive the same proportion of doses that have been administered to the Mossos d'Esquadra. When this period is over, in addition, the Health Department will have to report in a maximum of two days that it has complied with the measure.

The response of the High Court comes after the Superior Prosecutor's Office of Justice of Catalonia had seen "a clear and unjustified situation of discrimination" in the vaccination of National Police and Guardia Civil officers. The public prosecutor considers that if it is true, the Generalitat has "breached" the plan to administer the doses. It also noted a difference in the vaccination that the Health Department has applied to the Mossos and local police compared to the state security forces.

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