The Judicial Police’s, National Anti-Corruption Unit (UNCC), under an investigation led by prosecutors, Department of Investigation and Penal Action (DIAP) have completed an investigation into corrupt practices by ENT doctors and medical employees.
The 80 defendants are alleged to have received commissions in the form of cash, vacation trips and goods offered by three medical laboratories to prescribe medical devices of certain brands supplied by these companies.
The commissions were calculated by the number of prescriptions made by doctors. The investigation focused on the period from 2007 to 2012 and of the amounts involved exceeded €400,000. This case involves both private and public health workers and representatives of the companies concerned. This investigation involved the cooperation of the Ministry of Health