Bucharest, July 19, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency
Corruption, corroborated with indifference, can literally kill, said Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos on Tuesday, in the opening of the public debate on the new National Anticorruption Strategy.
“Corruption kills! Your remember this slogan just a few months ago and here we are today, as we see that in many situations — corruption corroborated with indifference — and it is important to underscore this thing — can literally kill, we have seen cases in the healthcare sector, and it can socially kill by alienation, when these ingredients — corruption and indifference — are met in education (…). To give only two examples of two areas where there is a distinct feeling in the society that we need reform, but we are under the impression that this reform must only come from the state or the Government”, Prime Minister Ciolos told the debate organised at the Victoria Governmental Palace.
He pointed out that both in the healthcare area and in the education sector political measures must be taken, but a shift in attitude is also needed.
“I can assure you that in both areas — healthcare and education — firm political or governmental measures must be taken, but in both areas, without a shift in our attitude, as beneficiaries of the public services in healthcare and education, we shall not manage to eliminate corruption and so much less indifference”, Ciolos said.