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May 11, 2021

Defence Ministry ends 10-year use of Hexi Pharma disinfectants

The Ministry of National Defence (MApN) announced on Wednesday it will no longer use disinfectants produced by Hexi Pharma, used for medical services in the theatres of operations in the past 10 years.

The products had been legally authorized for marketing and procured under a centralized system for medical units in the ministry’s medical network, the MApN stated in a media release.

Hexi Pharma biocides were found nonconforming by several tests, following media reports; inquiries of governmental control bodies are in progress; also, a criminal investigation has been opened on the matter; the health ministry resigned on this scandal, and Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos personally took over his office. The MApN mentions “possible defects” of the company’s products as the reasons for its decision.


Parliamentary committee receives from SRI official document on healthcare system crisis


The parliamentary committee on the oversight of the activity of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) received from the latter the requested documents on the crisis in the healthcare system.

Committee chairman Georgian Pop pointed out on Wednesday that the SRI has sent parliamentarians a comprehensive 70-page document that will be examined by the committee.

Two days ago, Georgian Pop said that the SRI oversight committee members were expecting the SRI official document on the issues in the healthcare system.

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