Fight against corruption discussed at Ministry of Health

Minister of Health of Kyrgyzstan Gulnara Baatyrova held a meeting with the heads of healthcare organizations of the republic. Press center of the ministry reported.

The head of the Ministry of Health noted that, despite numerous warnings and instructions, complaints about extortion by medical workers are constantly received.

«Unfortunately, the other day we witnessed a situation involving the head of a healthcare organization. Of course, it’s premature to talk about anything now, the investigation and the competent authorities will make a decision,» she said.

Gulnara Baatyrova instructed the heads of healthcare organizations to carry out work within three months to switch to non-cash payments and eliminate cash payments between patients and healthcare organizations, as well as work out a mechanism for involving the population in the fight against corruption and satisfaction with the quality of medical care using digital solutions.

The minister especially focused on the corruption components in the transportation of patients, unreasonable tests, and instructed to stop all types of unethical marketing by medical workers.

Recall, the State Committee for National Security initiated a criminal case against the chief physician of the National Hospital Toktobai Maanaev. He was detained. Security agencies revealed corruption schemes — regular extortions, kickbacks during tenders, state purchases at inflated prices from affiliated suppliers, fictitious write-offs of medicines.

Source: News Agency