Ministry cuts EU funding for regional hospitals in wake of managerial arrests

In response to the arrest of ten regional hospital managers on Monday, the Ministry for Regional Development (MMR) has cut European funding for the hospitals in question, which include health facilities in Ústí nad Labem and Jihlava, Seznam Zprávy reported on Tuesday. This amounts to CZK 959 million in lost funding from European subsidies.

The European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) said on Monday that the detained heads of the hospitals had been arrested on charges of corruption as they were suspected of being part of an organised criminal group that was taking bribes for the allocation of public contracts for purchasing medical supplies.

Author: Anna Fodor