Minister of Healthcare Florian Bodog said on Friday, in the context of an investigation conducted at the National Health Insurance House (CNAS) that during his term in office there will be "zero tolerance" for absolutely any suspicion of corruption. "Mr [CNAS] Chairman Burcea was appointed at the proposal of the minister of healthcare by the prime minister, and he was dismissed from office today also at the proposal of the minister of healthcare. We proposed [CNAS] Deputy Chairman Vulcanescu to take over the duties of the chairman. I want to say that during my term in office there will be zero tolerance for absolutely any suspicion of corruption," Bodog said at Parliament Palace.
He said he cannot provide more details as an investigation was underway by anti-corruption prosecutors. CNAS Chairman Marian Burcea was detained by prosecutors of the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA), along with 13 other people, in an investigation illegal disbursements by the Bucharest Health Insurance House (CASMB), DNA reported on Friday. The investigators decided to detain Burcea as he is being investigated for the creation of an organised crime group and the use of influence in the exercise of a management function to win undue benefits.