The Public Prosecutor's Office, in cooperation with the Kosovo Prosecutor's Office, is checking the allegations of abuses of Oncology, a financial investigation is also ongoing.
A team of prosecutors from the Public Prosecutor's Office was in the Kosovo Prosecutor's Office yesterday and held a direct meeting to provide evidence in connection with the preliminary investigation related to the work of the Clinic for Radiotherapy and Oncology.
- The Kosovo authorities, through the contact points in the European Justice Network, have requested specific data necessary to check the allegations on the basis of which the preliminary investigation was started. At the same time, the Kosovo prosecutors expressed readiness for cooperation and for providing the necessary data. In the next period, depending on the needs of the pre-investigation for securing evidence, a similar meeting will be organized in the prosecutor's office in the Republic of Albania, the Public Prosecutor's Office announced.
In the meantime, the team of prosecutors from the Basic Public Prosecutor's Office Skopje continues to take all actions for a full investigation of the event.
-Questions of patients and their relatives, of medical professionals and other persons who might have certain knowledge are carried out every day. The Ministry of Health submitted the report from the State Health and Sanitary Inspectorate regarding the work of the Oncology Clinic to the Public Prosecutor's Office, said JO.
From there, they add that by order of the public prosecutors, a financial investigation is underway, as well as a detailed expert examination of the economic and financial operations of the Clinic, which is carried out by a team of experts, auditors from the State Audit Office and representatives of the Health Insurance Fund.
2 weeks ago, the prosecutor's office started checking the allegations that initially point to grounds for suspicion of crimes committed against people's health and embezzlement in the service of the Radiotherapy and Oncology Clinic.
Prosecutors from the Clinic provided and began analyzing extensive evidentiary material and documentation.
The team of prosecutors working on the case extracted data with histories of the treatment of groups of patients who received biological therapy at the Clinic, as well as medical histories of about 40 more patients for whom a direct check of the treatment data was performed.
The pre-investigation included a team of experts who perform an analysis of the overall economic and financial operation of the Clinic, as well as an analysis of the data from the patients' health histories.
Several employees of the Oncology Clinic, as well as two experts, were questioned by the competent public prosecutors, and in addition, they began questioning about 20 patients who voluntarily called the phone line of the Basic Public Prosecutor's Office Skopje to help the investigation with own knowledge.
An analysis of the computer data seized during the searches at three locations was also carried out.
The investigation also includes three direct patients and one close relative of a patient at the Clinic who would be included and would receive direct insight into all the evidence collected during the procedure with signed confidentiality statements.