Report: Corruption is not being fought on public procurements or distribution of medications in Montenegro

Report: Corruption is not being fought on public procurements or distribution of medications in Montenegro

Podgorica, July 22, 2013

Authorities in Montenegro are not leading an efficient fight  to neutralize corruptive affairs in the health system, especially in the domain of public procurements and the distribution of medications to patients.

This was made public on Monday through a report issued by the Center for Monitoring and Research-CEMI in Montenegro.

According to this center, corruption in the health system of the country is not being fought in an efficient way.

According to the report which was made public, public procurement and distribution of medications are some of the domains where corruption is most spread in the health system.

Authorities have admitted the problematic situation and have announced a national plan for the fight against corruption in the health system in Montenegro.

But for CEMI, the national operation plan launched by the government against corruption in the health system has not brought optimistic results.

“Some of the objectives have been met, while some others only partially, but these results are not important”, said the directress of the research on public policies at CEMI, Ana Selic. (photo).

“There are no concrete steps which would prevent corruption in the process of public procurements, in the distribution and registration of medications, but also in the relations between doctors and patients”, said Selic. /ibna/