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Penza governor suggested CMO anti-corruption strategy

11:44 | 10.11.2014 | Society

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Penza, 10 November 2014. PenzaNews. The Penza region governor Vasily Bochkarev ordered to set the medical institution activity control committees in all towns and areas of the region. According to him, the committees must cooperate with the regional Ministry of Health and the Social Development Fund.

Penza governor suggested CMO anti-corruption strategy

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Vasily Bochkarev explained that these commissions will control the prices of “everything a chief medical officer buys”: medical drugs, consumables and food.

The head of the region also urged the entrepreneurs to assist the medical institutions, and reminded of a practice several years old in which the businessmen assisted them in repair works.

“The business took hospital wings and repaired them. This is sponsorship. Good will to its own citizens. The business must also be social. I suggest creating a working group, invite all the parties – the deputies elected to the municipal wings, and work on a hospital every month,” Vasily Bochkarev said during a roundtable video conference with the local administration heads on Monday, November 10.

The governor added he has complaints against the chief medical officers “in terms of knowing their hospital, taking all the measures and steps to keep it in decent condition.”

During the video conference, Vasily Bochkarev also highlighted the issues in the work of certain professionals.

“I would like to listen what the CMO of the Nizhny Lomov hospital has to say. Then I will ask a few questions to Zinovyev [first deputy minister of Health of the Penza region] on why a chief medical officer of the Nizhny Lomov hospital where the dead were laying on for days ended up a de-facto head of the Pachelma clinic. He destroyed the hospital, demolished it, and got an office again – this must not be,” said the head of the region.

In his opinion, such “corporate attitude” in welfare sphere is unacceptable.  

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