BREAKING NEWS

How Meta-Kryemadhi became millionaires during 30 years in politics, here are the untold stories of the couple who married in power and divorced in opposition, from the luxurious villa with 11 toilets, the palm trees that were brought by helicopter, the...

How Meta-Kryemadhi became millionaires during 30 years in politics, here are the
x
BREAKING NEWS

SPAK issues 19 arrest warrants for Tirana's incinerator, the list includes high-ranking officials, politicians, media leaders and their families, the details of the big operation are disclosed

SPAK issues 19 arrest warrants for Tirana's incinerator, the list includes
x
BREAKING NEWS

Does the UDB agency connect Sali Berisha and Baton Haxhiu, this is how the former prime minister defended the analyst for the villa in Golem who is being investigated by SPAK and "swallowed" all the slanderous accusations that they have exchanged with ...

Does the UDB agency connect Sali Berisha and Baton Haxhiu, this is how the
x
BREAKING NEWS

Sali Berisha did not have a mandate according to the Constitution, the head of the DP makes way for Argita and prepares to crown his daughter on the throne with the July 12 protest, Gaz Bardhi ends up as a "squeezed lemon"

Sali Berisha did not have a mandate according to the Constitution, the head of
x
BREAKING NEWS

The incinerators' money guarantees Arben Ahmetaj's life on the run, here are the transfers of hundreds of thousands of euros by Albanian taxpayers to Swiss offshores, SPAK reveals that the businessman who is helping him in Lugano is accused of money la...

The incinerators' money guarantees Arben Ahmetaj's life on the run,
x
BREAKING NEWS

Belinda Balluku "mountain" with reports to SPAK, here are all the scandals in which the deputy prime minister is involved, from investigations into incinerators, corrupt tenders, contracts, privatizations and up to scandalous firms for giving public lands

Belinda Balluku "mountain" with reports to SPAK, here are all the
x
BREAKING NEWS

Strong developments within SPAK, the prosecutors extend the investigation deadlines for Arben Ahmetaj by 3 months and send summons to the oligarch who is accused of money laundering

Strong developments within SPAK, the prosecutors extend the investigation
x
BREAKING NEWS

Spartak Ngjela reveals the "bombastic" behind-the-scenes: This is why the divorce of Ilir Meta and Monika Kryemadhi cannot save them from the shackles and the strong reason that DASH senior official Richard Nephew avoided meetings in Tirana with the 'R...

Spartak Ngjela reveals the "bombastic" behind-the-scenes: This is why
x

Aktualitet

Protest after the Oncology scandal, REL: Citizens demand the resignation of the Minister of Health

Protest after the Oncology scandal, REL: Citizens demand the resignation of the

Dozens of citizens gathered in protest in front of the Ministry of Health in Tirana on June 26, demanding the resignation of the Minister of Health, Albana Koçiu. The request for resignation comes a day after the Prosecutor's Office of Tirana announced that it has launched investigations against several doctors and employees of the Oncology hospital, as they are suspected of having created an abusive scheme by transferring patients from the state hospital to a private clinic in Tirana. A day ago, seven people, including two doctors from the Oncology hospital and the deputy director of the "Mother Teresa" University Hospital Center in Tirana, were put under investigation and dismissed.

"In cooperation with each other, doctors, specialists and the hospital administrator referred patients diagnosed with tumor diseases to private clinics for profit purposes, not offering them services in the Oncology hospital", said the announcement of the Prosecutor's Office of Tirana.

Civil society activists and citizens said that responsible for this case, but also for many other similar denunciations in the media, are not only the doctors under investigation, but also the leaders of the "Mother Teresa" Center and the Ministry of Health. The protesters were holding placards reading "What happened to the Hippocratic Oath?" or "Ministry of Death", referring to the Ministry of Health.

"We demand the resignation of Minister Koçiu, and the resignation of the management chain of the University Hospital Center 'Mother Teresa'. The lack of treatment in hospitals and leaving patients without treatment should be classified as intentional homicide. To remove the right to exercise the profession for doctors and nurses who do not provide services to the sick" , were some of the demands of the protesters.

The protesters called for the investigation of this case to continue and to bring to justice all those people who are involved in this scheme. Some of the placards carried by the protesters read "Destination diversion" or "What the Maldives looks like" this is due to the fact that in the interceptions made public in the media, doctors discussed the number of operations they had to perform to guarantee vacations in the Maldives. For this issue, the opposition has requested an urgent interpellation in the Assembly with the Minister of Health, Albana Koçiu.

According to the Albanian authorities, the seven employees of the state hospital cooperated with the administrator of a private clinic, sending there patients with tumor diseases, who were forced to pay up to 3,000 euros for the service they receive for free at the "Mother Teresa" center. They also cooperated with the administrator of a pharmacy. According to the prosecution, it is suspected that "some of the drugs that are drugs for hospital use, specifically in the Oncology department, were sent to pharmacies and sold to patients".

During the investigations, the prosecution said that it found that the cobalt therapy apparatus, which arrived in Albania in 2021, was not used and was not put into operation. Cobalt therapy equipment is used for the treatment of patients diagnosed with tumoral diseases, especially for those with skin cancer. For this apparatus to work, an anti-radioactive or anti-atomic bunker had to be created, according to internationally defined conditions.

"Investigations revealed that this bunker was not only not created, but the apparatus was placed outside the technical conditions. Since 2021 when this device arrived in Albania and until today, it has not only not been used, but has been left in unsuitable conditions, becoming a source of danger to the medical personnel themselves as a result of the possible radiation emitted by this device ", it was said in the file of the Prosecutor's Office.

By order of the Prosecutor's Office in Tirana, the private medical clinic where patients were sent was seized. Controls were also carried out in several pharmacies, in one of them a significant amount of suspected and counterfeit drugs and an amount of 10,000 euros were seized.

The scheme of transferring patients from Oncology to the private clinic has been discovered through infiltrators and interception of conversations. In the file of the Prosecutor's Office of Tirana, it is noted that the interceptions have revealed how Oncology employees approached the patients' relatives and suggested that they perform operations in the private clinic, since the queue was very long in the state one. They also provided chemotherapy drugs, selling up to 1,500 euros worth of drugs that were for hospital use./REL