A Chicago hospital director has resigned after it was revealed that he was offering 72 workers early vaccines at Trump Tower, where he owns a $ 2.7 million apartment.
The resignation of Anosh Ahmed, chief operating officer of Loretto Hospital, has led to calls for the removal of hospital president George Miller – who took responsibility for the vaccinations, news site Block Club Chicago reported.
Ahmed had given 72 employees of the downtown hotel of former President Donald Trump early access to the vaccine on March 10-11, although city guidelines do not allow hotel employees to qualify for the shot until March 29.
Ahmed had previously bragged about vaccinating Eric Trump the same day he vaccinated Trump Tower employees before later claiming it was a joke, the outlet disclosed
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to thank Dr. Thank Ahmed for his contributions to the Loretto Hospital community and we wish him the best in his future endeavors, ” said Board Chairman Edward Hogan in a statement obtained by Washington Post
Anosh Ahmed, chief operating officer of Loretto Hospital, resigned and offered early vaccines to 72 employees at Trump Tower, where he owns a $ 2.7 million apartment
His resignation has led to calls for the removal of the hospital’s president, George Miller, who took responsibility for the vaccinations
Ahmed could be seen posing in a photo with Eric Trump in a photo obtained by Block Club Chicago.
“Vaccinated Eric Trump,” he said after sharing the photo in a text message also calling Trump a “cool guy.”
DailyMail.com has reached out to the Trump organization, which owns the tower, for more information and additional comments regarding the vaccination of its employees.
Block Club Chicago too disclosed that Ahmed had vaccinated workers at the Geneva Seal luxury store, which sells them for tens of thousands of dollars, and Maple and Ash, a luxury steakhouse where reservations require a $ 100 deposit.
Hospital administrators also held a vaccine meeting in a suburban church attended by Miller in February – where more than 200 people received the shot.
According to the Loretto Hospital statement, Miller had approved the vaccinations, and that the Trump employees, who were “ predominantly black and brown, ” had requested the vaccination event, the Washington Post
“At the time, we were under the impression that restaurant staff and other frontline hospitality workers were considered ‘essential’ under the City of Chicago’s 1B eligibility requirements,” Miller said in his statement.
“I now understand, after subsequent discussions with the Chicago Department of Public Health, that we were mistaken.”
Since then, more than 100 people have one petition called for Miller to be removed from his role.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has called for an independent investigation at Loretto Hospital, saying she was ‘disappointed’ that people got the coronavirus vaccine early.
‘We have a finite amount of vaccine in town. We’ve been really, really careful to make sure we use it in a way that prioritizes the most vulnerable people who are most at risk and most at risk of spreading it, ” she said at a news conference.
She added, “We can’t let something like this happen again.”
Earlier this month, it was revealed that a luxury travel booking agency had quietly dropped all Trump Hotels and resorts from its elite ‘invitation-only’ services – including the Chicago hotel.
Virtuoso Travel, a Texas-based agency specializing in luxury and experience vacations, dropped all former President Donald Trump’s hotels considered partners, Zenger News disclosed.