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Eleven employees of the Public Health Center were detained by the NAC. The investigation is carrying out under 138 criminal cases07.02.2019 343 Views
Eleven employees of the Municipal Public Health Center within the National Public Health Agency of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection were detained by the NAC in an ample investigation which had begun in May 2018. At this stage, twenty-five people are suspected, and 11 were already detained, suspected of corruption offences.
Employees of the Public Health Center, documented for over half a year by NAC, are involved. They are suspected of claiming and systematically taking money, personal or intermediary, from different individuals and legal entities for a range of services. According to the criminal investigation materials, detected by unexpected checks, the health inspectors and some PHC leaders, have accepted the financial means for issuing sanitary authorizations and certificates, as well as for giving up some controls or not reporting irregularities. They are also suspected of claiming money for the issue, without impediments, of batch, the project and the final reception endorsements, the organization of hygienic training classes and the successful passing of exams without the direct involvement of people, as well as the positive evaluation of the results of instrumental measurements and laboratory analyses, without movement to the place.
In the documentation process, have been found that, some inspectors made fictitious petitions on some irregularities, then quoted the economic agents at PHC Chisinau headquarters and extorted money to not carry out controls on the spot and to not sanction them. The amounts systematically claimed varied from one thousand to several thousand lei for a service.
Today, the NAC carried out searches at their homes, in cars, but also in the offices of suspects, after which 11 PHC employees were escorted to the NAC for hearings.
The NAC officers have been initiated over 100 criminal cases under the active and passive corruption, the Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office is leading the prosecution.
The NAC urges people who have suffered from the illegal actions of the Public Health Center officials to notice us to the following telephone numbers: the Guard Unit +373 22257 202 or the National Anticorruption Line 0 800 55555.
We would like to remind that for the 2019 year, the core priorities of the NAC are to prevent and combat corruption in the control institutions.
Criminal proceedings in this case continue. Prosecutors are to decide on the accusation of suspects and the timeliness of implementing preventive measures.
We would like to mention that, any person shall be presumed innocent until the final and irrevocable judgement is delivered.