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MENAFN - Arab News - 10/04/2014
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(MENAFN - Arab News) The national anti-corruption commission (nazaha) claims it has uncovered cases of poor performance mismanagement abuse of power wastage of public funds and abuse of government property at al-amal psychiatric hospital in riyadh

An official nazaha source said in a statement recently that the anti-graft body had launched a probe after the publication of media reports of poor conditions at the hospital

It had also taken into account media statements issued by the executive director of the hospital that the ministry of health and the riyadh governorate had cleared staff of any wrongdoing in terms of its administration and alleged favoritism in providing patient care

The executive director was quoted as saying that the hospital provides treatment to patients at their homes if there is a lack of beds and those who arrive at the hospital wait for 30 minutes for care and 40 minutes for the results of medical tests

A special nazaha team carried out the investigation at the hospital and issued a report saying the staff provided poor treatment there was a lack of important medicines faulty equipment and no visiting area for families

The team also reported that some consultants worked at private clinics in the evenings and that there was widespread staff absenteeism especially by heads of departments

Employees allegedly did not sign the hospital's attendance register while others had used false qualifications and expertise to get promoted

The team said that the hospital employed expatriates in leading and nonadministrative positions even though there were saudis with qualifications for these posts. the team said that some health employees were assigned to nonadministrative positions

In addition employees used government vehicles for personal use while others received undeserved transport allowances.

The team stated that some employees were enrolled at universities without authorization and certain officials from the health ministry were living illegally in the hospital's residential complex and had made changes to the living quarters

The team also found that the fire alarm system smoke detectors and automatic sprinklers were not working and that there was a lack of maintenance and basic hygiene at the facility

The source said the nazaha has referred the cases to the bureau of investigation and public prosecution control and investigation board and the minister of health

The commission called on citizens to report cases of corruption poor performance and mismanagement at government facilities.


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