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January 24, 2022

Duta wants to sue Ponta for slander

The former president of the National House of Health Insurances (CNAS) Lucian Duta announced yesterday in a press conference that he decided to sue Premier Victor Ponta for slander, seeking moral compensations, and will file his complaint in two days at most. “I demand the premier (…) to immediately cease the inadmissible pressures upon justice, to stop the political commands on the DNA, which are suitable for a Stalinist prosecutor,” Duta stated, quoted by Mediafax. The dispute between Ponta and Duta began when the government announced that it will notify the DNA about irregularities committed by Duta in awarding the contract for the national health card, with effects in the failure of the project’s implementation, which caused damages exceeding EUR 1.2 M.
On the other hand, the former CNAS president said that he salutes the implementation of the health card announced by acting CNAS president Cristian Busoi, which is a defining project of his mandate as chief of the House. “If it will be enforced as I conceived it, it will bring EUR 400 M to the citizens,” the democrat-liberal stated.
Before these statements, Cristian Busoi had announced yesterday morning that 7.5 million health cards will be manufactured by the end of the year, but people will receive them only when physicians, hospitals and laboratories will have reader devices, which might occur in 2014. Busoi claims that he gave a sample health card to the premier. According to the same source, the cost of a national health card is EUR 2.2 plus VAT, while a reader costs maximum EUR 50.

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