Bulgaria: High hospital’s administration fired over transplants

Bulgaria’s caretaker well being minister has sacked the administration of a number one hospital within the capital, Sofia, the place he mentioned unlawful organ transplants had been carried out and state funds had been abused on a big scale

Stoycho Katsarov claimed that over the previous two years surgeons from the hospital carried out a minimum of 14 kidney transplants with organs from residing donors.

The minister mentioned that in Bulgaria transplants are solely allowed from residing donors who’re associated to the recipients. He added that within the case of the transplants on the Sofia hospital, “there have been causes to consider the donors and recipients weren’t kin.” Moreover, the recipients had been thought to have given false identification.

Katsarov mentioned the information can be despatched to the police.

He listed one other case through which surgeons allegedly carried out a transplant from a deceased donor. However as a substitute of transplanting the organ to the primary affected person on the ready record, it was offered to the fourth in line, who was extremely positioned within the state administration.

The minister mentioned an inside investigation on the hospital had additionally proven that enormous sums of cash had been fraudulently claimed from the general public medical health insurance fund.

The interim authorities, appointed after an inconclusive common election in April, has made a sequence of revelations of alleged corruption involving the earlier authorities of Boyko Borissov.

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