Police charge former VZP manager of agreement with Proton Therapy Centre

Police have filed charges of abuse of office against a former manager of the country’s leading health insurance company VZP in connection with an agreement between the said company and the Prague Proton Therapy Centre. The insurance company is refusing to cooperate with the centre, instead sending cancer patients for treatment abroad, on the argument that the agreement on cooperation signed is highly disadvantageous for it. The contract guarantees the proton centre a guaranteed number of patients and an annual income of over one billion crowns for a period of 15 years.