Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Forai leaves his health insurance post

HEAD of the state-run health insurance company Všeobecná Zdravotná Poisťovňa (VšZP) Marcel Forai is to leave his post.

Health Minister Viliam Čislák (l) and Marcel Forai (r)(Source: SME)

He announced his decision at a press conference held with Health Minister Viliam Čislák, who accepted his resignation.

“I appreciate this gesture,” Čislák said, as quoted by the Sme daily.

The decision came after suspicions emerged that Forai preferred seven companies where his aunt Anna Součková is a partner. Miroslav Beblavý of the non-parliamentary Sieť party backed his accusations with 69 agreements worth €14 million which VšZP has signed with these companies since 2012.

Read also: Read also:Head of state-owned health insurer allegedly concluded contracts with his aunt

If the investigation which is led by the Health Care Supervisory Authority proves Forai is innocent, he will be reappointed to his position, Čislák stressed, as reported by Sme.

For now, VšZP will be led by the remaining members of the board of directors, Antónia Borovková and Miroslav Vaďura.

“If Čislák wants to alleviate suspicion, he should also approve the CT and MR contracts, which the health insurer led by Forai signed with the companies linked to Anna Součková, to be checked,” commented Zuzana Dančíková of Transparency International ethics watchdog, as quoted by the Denník N daily.

He should also ask VšZP to publish the analysis upon which the agreements were signed, she added.

Topic: Health care


This article is also related to other trending topics: Corruption & scandals

Top stories

Preparation of young journalists lags

Editors and students complain about the lack of practical training at journalism schools and missing links with the realities of the media market.

International students travel to attend world leading universities. So they did in the past.

Fico: We are ready to discuss the 13th salary

The prime minister also presented reasons why Slovakia should be in the EU core.

PM Robert Fico

Meucci: Italy is not going through a catastrophe

Gabriele Meucci has been serving as the Italian Ambassador to Slovakia since January this year. He says that Slovakia is a haven for Italian investors but recently also for Italians coming here to work.

Italian Ambassador to Slovakia Gabriele Meucci

Discussion about road project becomes emotional

Analysts want more alternatives for the road from Zvolen to Košice to be assessed

The protest at Soroška