Madrid regional health chief axed over controversial Ebola comments

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Madrid regional health chief axed over controversial Ebola comments

MADRID’S regional health chief was given the boot on Thursday after having made one too many controversial comments about his handling of the Ebola crisis.

Javier Rodriguez has repeatedly been critical about Spain’s first Ebola victim, nurse Theresa Romero, insinuating she had lied about how she caught the disease and doubting her professional abilities saying that ‘you don’t need a master’s degree to learn how to put on a protective suit’.

“I’m just glad she didn’t die, and it all had a happy end,” said Rodriguez on Wednesday.

His many gaffes and stabs at Romero have prompted her husband to launch legal proceedings against Rodriguez.

The former chief also claimed that if he ‘had done things badly’ Romero ‘would not be talking’.

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