Criminal Acts Cause Losses Of More Than Six Million Pesos In Public Health

Amid reports that various state bodies have reported to the standing committees of the National Assembly, the powerful Comptroller General of the Republic (CGR) is among those doing so. According to the statement made by that entity on Monday, criminal acts persist in the institutions of the Ministry of Public Health and Communal Services.

Ileana Flores Izquierdo, head of the department of “Attention to the Population” in the CGR, said the  modus operandi of these illegalities still includes bribes, inflated payrolls and padding the payroll with no-shows. To these are added such irregularities as failure to record invoices and vouchers for products without signatures, as well as the diversion of resources for subsequent illegal sale.

The gap between the detection of one of these crimes and the analysis of it or proceeding to eradicate it is still excessive: between six months and one year, the official explained. Economic losses resulting from these illegal acts amount to 6,266,893 Cuban pesos so far this year.

The modus operandi of these crimes include bribes, inflated payrolls and padding the payroll with no-shows

The deputies participating in the committee of Health and Sports agreed that such events occur because the management of the health care entities are lax and undemanding.

Teresa Perez Morales, deputy for the town of Bejucal, noted that, “The cadres should end the favoritism and cronyism to solve the problems.” For this deputy, “There will cease to be political myopia when we urgently focus on eradicating these problems.”

The area of communal services continues to have the largest number of criminal acts that have not been resolved.

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