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Corruption in the Social Security Institution

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22.10.2019

Social Security Institution (SGK) executives claimed back in 2012 that with the new online system citizens would be able to see every service and era of robbery through inflated bills would end. They excitedly announced, “Citizens, don’t get robbed, price of every operation will be visible”.

MEDULA, an online system to make all health services included in social security transparent was established in 2013. This way, everything from treatment to medicine would be followed by the state and all wrongdoings would instantly be identified. However, once the will to steal takes over, nothing stands in its way!

This new system worth millions of investment has made corruption even easier, yet alone stop it. How, you may ask. A report prepared using MEDULA data and published by Court of Accounts yesterday openly displays SGK profiteering racket of millions of lira. Let’s examine the most striking ones…

Check-Ups

First finding by the Court is ‘general check up examinations and activities’ not being billed in accordance with Health Practices Decree (SUT). Court says law is clear that check up examinations cannot be billed to SGK. However, reality is very different.

It was determined by the Court that in 2018, some health institutions periodically billed SGK for similar diagnoses, within the same day, in different branches, over different follow up identity numbers. Such that........

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