Thursday, Feb 09, 2023

CSS continues investigation for possible conflict of interest in the purchase of covid-19 tests

CSS continues investigation for possible conflict of interest in the purchase of covid-19 tests

The CSS initiated an investigation into two officials who are listed as directors of a company that participated in a process of purchasing covid-19 tests.
The Social Security Fund ( CSS ) disclosed new elements of the internal investigation it is conducting to assess a possible conflict of interest on the part of two officials in the process of purchasing tests to detect covid-19 in 2020.

It turned out that these two CSS officials appear as executives of the Jers Medical company that participated in an acquisition process, which is why an internal investigation was initiated.

The CSS detailed that Dr. Rolando Bissot, one of the investigated officials, is an active doctor of the entity, however he does not have command or jurisdiction, does not exercise an administrative position, nor has he had access or interference in the purchase processes and was not part of the company's board of directors at the time of the commercial exchange.

The investigation into Dr. Bissot is being maintained to establish if there is any kind of fault that he could have incurred, the CSS said in a statement.

On the other hand, the CSS assured that the company does not maintain any type of commercial relationship with the entity and the fact that Dr. Bissot is part of its board of directors, makes it impossible for him to participate in any commercial relationship with the institution.

He reiterated that the investigation confirmed that Iván Israel Ibarra Soto, another of the investigated officials, requested leave without pay for one year, in January 2021, which came into force as of February 1, and subsequently submitted his resignation in July 2021 .

In addition, none of the CSS workers of the officials mentioned as members of Jers Medical belonged to the company at the time that the joint Minsa-CSS table awarded the purchase.

" The internal investigation is ongoing and will adhere to the required due process ," says a statement from the CSS.

This investigation began days after two high-ranking officials of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) were separated from the position due to a possible conflict of interest, as they were linked to a company that was in charge of performing swabs to travel to Taboga and Contadora islands.

Related Articles

Today's news from Britain - 9th February 2023
China has declined the US's request for Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to speak with Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe after the US Air Force shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon, according to the Pentagon
The five largest oil companies in the West generated combined profits of nearly $200 billion in 2022, which has led to increased calls for governments to impose tougher windfall taxes
2 earthquakes in Turkey killed over 2,300 people
U.S. added 517,000 jobs in January, snapping five-month string of slowing employment growth
Powerful Earthquake Strikes Turkey and Syria, Killing More Than 1,300 People.
Turkish photographer Ugur Gallenkus portrays two different worlds within a single image. Brilliant work
Tennessee Bill Would Imprison People for 3 Years If They 'Lie' About Rape to Get an Abortion.
Charlie Munger, calls for a ban on cryptocurrencies in the US, following China's lead
EU found a way to use frozen Russian funds
First generation unopened iPhone set to fetch more than $50,000 at auction.
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT - US Memphis Police murdering innocent Tyre Nichols
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said he will block Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell from serving on the House Intelligence Committee
Almost 30% of professionals say they've tried ChatGPT at work
Interpol seeks woman who ran elaborate exam cheating scam in Singapore
What is ChatGPT?
Bill Gates is ‘very optimistic’ about the future: ‘Better to be born 20 years from now...than any time in the past’
Tesla reported record profits and record revenues for 2022
Germany confirms it will provide Ukraine with Leopard 2 tanks
Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre Photo Is Fake: Ghislaine Maxwell
Opinion | Israel’s Supreme Court Claims a Veto on Democracy
Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin Gets Married On His 93rd Birthday
Who’s Threatening Israeli Democracy?
Federal Reserve Probes Goldman’s Consumer Business
China's first population drop in six decades
Microsoft is finalising plans to become the latest technology giant to reduce its workforce during a global economic slowdown
Tesla slashes prices globally by as much as 20 percent
1.4 Million Copies Of Prince Harry's Memoir 'Spare' Sold On 1st Day In UK
After Failing To Pay Office Rent, Twitter May Sell User Names
Lisa Marie Presley, singer and daughter of Elvis, dies aged 54
FIFA president questioned by prosecutors
Britain's Sunak breaks silence and admits using private healthcare
Hype and backlash as Harry's memoir goes on sale. Unnamed royal source says prince 'kidnapped by cult of psychotherapy and Meghan'
Saudi Arabia set to overtake India as fastest-growing major economy this year 
Google and Facebook’s dominance in digital ads challenged by rapid ascent of Amazon and TikTok
FTX fraud investigators are digging deeper into Sam Bankman-Fried's inner circle – and reportedly have ex-engineer Nishad Singh in their sights
TikTok CEO Plans to Meet European Union Regulators
France has banned the online sale of paracetamol until February, citing ongoing supply issues
Japan reportedly to give families 1 million yen per child to move out of Tokyo
Will Canada ever become a real democracy?
Hong Kong property brokerages slash payrolls in choppy market
U.S. Moves to Seize Robinhood Shares, Silvergate Accounts Tied to FTX
Effect of EU sanctions on Moscow is ‘less than zero’ – Belgian MEP
Coinbase to Pay $100 Million in Settlement With New York Regulator
FTX assets worth $3.5bn held by Bahamas securities regulator
A Republican congressman-elect is under investigation in New York after he admitted he lied about his education and work experience.
Brazilian football legend Pele, arguably the greatest player ever, has died at the age of 82.
Hong Kong to scrap almost all its Covid rules
EU calls screening of travellers from China unjustified
US imposes Covid testing for visitors from China