State Audit Bureau Indicates 6456 Citizens Received Overseas Treatment
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Recent statistics of State Audit Bureau (SAB) indicate that 6456 citizens received overseas treatment from Jan 2014 and Jan 2015 via ‘wasta’ and interference of some MPs and other personalities. It called for relevant steps to avoid the repetition of such incidents, while limiting the phenomenon of favoritism, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

In response to the observations of SAB, Ministry of Health said overseas treatment is a completely technical issue determined after health check by the relevant committee. However, SAB indicated many cases referred to the technical committee were rejected more than once before their approval, which confirms the interference of some influential people in changing previous decisions of the committee.

It pointed out that many cases were referred directly to the committee with signatures of the Minister of Health and the Undersecretary of Health. This reveals the extent of inequity in the issue of sending patients for treatment abroad that led to suspicions of embezzlement and forgeries in documents.

 

SOURCE : ARABTIMES

 

23 Jan, 2017 0 282
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