APA refers officials at Benha Specialized Hospital for Children to Disciplinary Trial for unlawfully collecting money from health insurance beneficiaries

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APA refers officials at Benha Specialized Hospital for Children to Disciplinary Trial for unlawfully collecting money from health insurance beneficiaries

Tuesday, 20 December 2016


Counselor/ Aly Rizk President of Administrative Prosecution Authority ordered to refer the General Manager of Benha Specialized Hospital for Children, Deputy Director , Financial and Administrative Director and Head of Nursing Staff at the Hospital to Disciplinary Trial, as during the period from 1/7/2015 till 1/8/2016 they did not perform their work with due diligence and violated laws and regulations they should abide by as they participated in setting an unlawful internal regulations pricelist in order to collect money from health insurance beneficiaries in violation to the contract between the hospital and health insurance, and also in violation to the laws and regulations followed in this concern.
As APA received a citizen’s complaint presented against officials at Benha Specialized Hospital for Children where they forced him to pay one thousand EGP to perform a “foot abnormality reform “surgery for his daughter on 20/1/2016 despite that she was transferred from the health insurance to the mentioned hospital which bears all the surgery costs according to the contract between the hospital and the General Authority for Health Insurance.
Investigations revealed the violation of the hospital’s management to the contract between them and the General Authority for Health Insurance and the accountability of the hospital’s administration council for setting an internal pricelist whereby they receive additional amounts of money in violation to the terms of the mentioned contract.
Where investigations in case No. 83/2016 Benha Prosecution -2nd Division were conducted by Senior Administrative Prosecutor/ Mohamed Eraky under the supervision of Counselor/ Belal Ghonem concluded the dismissal of the accusation for its insignificance as for the following officials at Benha Specialized Hospital for Children:
• Director of Admission Administration as he unlawfully received one thousand EGP from the complainant in violation to laws and regulations.
• Accounts Reviser as she failed to take necessary procedures to pay back the amount of money unlawfully received back to the complainant
Also the Prosecution decided the following:
• Disregarding reporting the incident to the Public Prosecution.
• The abolition of the unlawful pricelist and all the regulations set by the hospital’s administration council which violated the mentioned contract.
Refund the amount which was unlawfully received from the complainant.
APA refers officials at Benha Specialized Hospital for Children to Disciplinary Trial for unlawfully collecting money from health insurance beneficiaries