Inspector finds serious problems in doctors’ fund management

The Athens Medical Association’s board of directors on Monday took judicial action against the social security fund representing doctors, TSAY (now merged with those of civil engineers and lawyers, ETAA), following a report issued by the public administration inspector suggesting mismanagement of funds.

The report found serious shortcomings in book-keeping and balance sheets, unrealistic budgets, cases where pensions were issued in a suspiciously short period of time compared to other cases where delays in issuing pensions reached as much as two years, as well as a slew of other problems with oversight, supply procurements, tender transparency and contracting.

The medical association’s board called for a thorough investigation into the findings in order to determine whether there is a case for embezzlement or fraud charges.

It said TSAY’s financial problems risk harming ETAA, with which it has been merged.