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Cardiovascular Institute rejects corruption claims

THE NATIONAL Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NÚSCH) rejects the accusations of corruption levelled against heart surgeon and failed presidential candidate Viliam Fischer, according to which a late female patient he operated on received preferential treatment by skipping the waiting list.

Heart surgeon Viliam Fischer(Source: Sme)

The Bratislava-based NÚSCH spokeswoman Dobroslava Krajačičová told the TASR newswire on February 10 that standard procedures were observed when putting the patient in question on a wait list for surgical operation.

“We reject statements about Viliam Fischer interfering with the planning of and scheduled date for the operation,” reads the text released by NÚSCH.

The renowned heart surgeon and former presidential candidate was charged with accepting bribes equalling €3,000 on February 6 by investigator of the National Criminal Agency. Apart from money, Fischer allegedly also received some poultry from the family.

“Preferential positioning on the wait list for surgical performance can occur only based on an objectively evaluated worsening of medical state of a patient waiting for surgery," said Krajačičová. 

Topic: Corruption & scandals


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