Scandals in Health come one after the other. Europa Liberă published an article as if there were suspicions of a scam with Pleșcoi sausages at the Ministry of Health. Alexandru Rafila says he doesn’t know anything, but he’s checking.
“This whole story with the Pleșcoi sausages that entered the Ministry of Health must be investigated and we will do it on Tuesday, there are days off… we are discussing an allegation, it must be proven and if it is proven, we have the tools to sanction it or report it to the institutions competent.
I have no information related to this. It is true that I was out of the country. I saw some images on another television, some bags inserted by someone, what was in them is totally unknown”, said Alexndru Rafila, exclusively on Digi24.
The management of the Săpoca Psychiatric Hospital presented itself to the Ministry of Health with eight or nine bags full of Pleșcoi sausages, on May 23, before receiving a 10 in an evaluation of the manager’s activity and a change in organizational chart was approved, according to an investigation carried out by Free Europe Romania.
Pleșcoi sausages, an appreciated specialty in Buzău County, where the headquarters of the Psychiatric Hospital are also located, were allegedly bought and kept in the refrigerators of the medical unit, according to the photos and information provided by an integrity whistleblower.
According to this source, in the morning of May 23, the bags were placed in a hospital car, which then went to Bucharest. The economic director of the Săpoca Psychiatric Hospital, Oana Aurelia Anica, and a driver were allegedly in the car.
The journalists from Europa Liberă, who were warned that the car in which the Pleșcoi sausages were being transported was on the way, identified the car the same day, around noon, in the parking lot of the Ministry of Health. They saw how the Pleșcoi sausages are moved from the plastic nets into more elegant paper bags and then taken to the ministry headquarters. Economic director Oana Aurelia Anica would have carried two or three bags, while the driver made two trips to the headquarters to carry six bags.
Unofficial sources told Europa Liberă journalists that the director of the hospital would have visited Iuliana Costin, who is director of the Human Resources Department of the Ministry of Health. The transport took place on the same day that representatives of the Sanitas union, which represents doctors, staged a protest in front of the ministry. The same integrity whistleblower who signaled the fact that the Pleșcoi sausages were to be sent to the ministry later reported that on May 29, the manager of the Săpoca Psychiatric Hospital, Gabriela Piriu, announced that she received a 10 in the ministry’s activity evaluation. In addition, the organizational chart change he had requested was also approved.
Editor : G.M.