“I don’t want my life to be in danger”: the reaction of a Villa Crespo pharmacist discriminated against by his neighbors


“If you are a doctor, nurse, pharmacist or you dedicate yourself to health, leave the building because you are going to infect us all. HDP. Your neighbors.” This poster was found by Fernando Gaitán when he got into the elevator of the building where he lives in Villa Crespo.

The young man is a pharmacist and also studies nursing. “I could not believe what I was reading. It is a very violent message. I do not know if it was a neighbor or several, the truth is that I don’t want my life to be in danger “he said in dialogue with TN and The People.

The poster that Fernando’s neighbors left in the elevator. (Photo: TN and La Gente).

Fernando put himself at the disposal of the neighbors so that “if they have any doubts, come over and ask me to remove their fears.” And he explained: “People have to understand that we we are not the enemy. We do good, not evil. “

Given the outrage, Gaitán shared the poster on social networks where he received hundreds of messages of support. But his actions did not end there too made the complaint in the Public Prosecutor’s Office.

Another case in Belgrano

The consortium of a building intimidated a doctor for him “high risk of your activity“and asked him to avoid traffic in common areas, the manipulation of latches and handrails of the stairs, among other measures.

The health professional moved to an apartment located on Amenábar Street on March 31 and, the next day, her neighbors a letter was passed under the door warning him that they would take legal measures if he came to put the health of any of them at risk.

The letter that was left to the doctor who lives in Belgrano. (Photo: TN).
The letter that was left to the doctor who lives in Belgrano. (Photo: TN).

Now those who threatened to report it ended up being denounced for discrimination.

Vadim Mischanchuklawyer of the Association of Municipal Doctors of the City of Buenos Aires, filed the complaint against the residents of the doctor for the discrimination suffered.