Anosh Ahmed, the director of operations for Loretto Hospital on Chicago’s west side, resigned after revealing reports that he had sent doses of vaccines destined for residents of the low-income, mostly black neighborhood, to considerably more. richer and whiter. people in Chicago, including Eric Trump.
Ahmed’s resignation was announced Wednesday by Loretto, reports the Washington Post.
His departure is coming after Block Club Chicago also revealed that Ahmed had reportedly arranged for senior staff at a posh Chicago steakhouse to be vaccinated with the doses his hospital received from the city for black and brown residents living in a community disproportionately affected by the coronavirus .
The ugly story of Ahmed’s alleged blatant abuse of COVID-19 vaccines that the city had allocated for underserved Chicagoans was made public after the executive sent a photo bragging that he had vaccinated Donald Trump’s son at an event in massive vaccination his hospital carried out at the Trump Hotel. in downtown Chicago. Ahmed owns a $ 2.7 million condo on Trump’s property, according to the Washington Post.
Block Club Chicago first reported that Loretto was distributing the vaccines to people in some of Chicago’s wealthiest zip codes, although they were supplied to the hospital expressly for the purpose of improving vaccination equity in a city where community residents overwhelmingly black and brown still lag behind. Far behind the whitest and wealthiest residents in terms of coronavirus vaccination.
As the story continued to unfold, Block Club Chicago reported that Loretto had provided vaccines to people at a luxury jewelry store on Chicago’s Gold Coast, where Ahmed was a frequent customer. It was also discovered that Loretto’s CEO, a black man named Gregory Miller, directed vaccines to more than 200 members of his church, located in a suburb miles on the west side of Chicago. The hospital board previously said it had reprimanded Ahmed and Miller.
Meanwhile, the cThe City of Chicago has cut the supply of COVID-19 vaccines to Loretto Hospital amid an ongoing investigation into the controversy.