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New measures to combat corruption in healthcare system

Health Ministry officials yesterday presented the European Commision peer review mission and the justice officials a set of new measures aimed to combat corruption. The package includes a payment sharing system, integrity audits to monitor public procurements and integrity tests for the medical personnel, reads a press release from the Ministry of Health.

At a meeting with the EC delegation urging stronger anti-corruption measures in the healthcare system, yesterday, Minister Ion Balzac said ‘he was aware of the fact that the healthcare system was among the lest reformed systems in this country and that it is disrupted by corruption issues reported by the public and by the various international organizations in their reports’.

Health Ministry officials shared with the members of the delegation of the European Commission some of the measures for the prevention and combating of corruption they had though of, which were on the current agenda, having been required by the European Commission and developed with the support of the World Bank experts.

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