Četvrtak, 8. Juli, 2010.| Autor: S. Tomčić

Na Fejsbuku osvanula peticija za smenu ministra zdravlja zbog mnogobrojnih afera u zdravstvu.Tomica i ne pomišlja na ostavku

BEOGRAD – Ostavka ministra zdravlja Tomice Milosavljevića aktuelna je i na Fejsbuku!

Posle mnogobrojnih afera u zdravstvu, od kojih je poslednja hapšenje lekara Instituta za onkologiju i radiologiju Srbije, Milosavljevićevu ostavku na poznatom društvenom sajtu Fejsbuk zatražili su gnevni građani koji su oformili grupu pod nazivom „Peticija za ostavku ministra zdravlja Tomice Milosavljevića“.
Grupi kojoj je dosta ministra Milosavljevića u toku jučerašnjeg dana priključilo se 320 članova.

– Dajte ostavku ,biće lakše svima. I vama i nama. Šta još treba da se desi da biste dali ostavku? Je l’ vam treba još para? – samo je jedan od nekoliko komentara koji na Fejsbuku pozivaju ministra Milosavljevića da podnese ostavku.
Javnih poziva Milosavljeviću da podnese ostavku bilo je i ranije posle velikih afera, ali im je ministar uspešno odoleo. Na poslednje prozivke uzvratio je prezirom prema kriminalu, samouvereno ističući svoje kvalitete.

– Srećan sam što mi ni kao čoveku ni kao lekaru nikad i niko nije mogao da nađe nijednu mrlju. Ljude sklone korupciji i kriminalu u bilo kojoj oblasti prezirem i činim sve da takve ova država kazni – istakao je Milosavljević, dodajući da ne razmišlja o ostavci zbog „odgovornosti i rešenosti da se protiv kriminala, ali i nesavesnog rada i drugih anomalija, neprekidno bori“.

Milosavljević smatra da je „ironično da neki smatraju da baš zato što se zalaže za borbu protiv korupcije i kriminala, svaki put kada se takav slučaj otkrije i u zdravstvu, on treba da podnese ostavku“.

Izvor: KURIR

Serbia: Bloggers Make Health Care Scandal A Personal Affair

Posted By Danica Radisic On 8 July 2010 @ 8:53 am In Cyber-Activism, English, Freedom of Speech, General, Governance, Health, Politics,Protest, Serbia, Serbian |

It would seem that Serbia’s bloggers have officially joined the ranks of citizen journalism. This week, just some 48 hours after several Serbian bloggers united to demand the resignation of Serbia’s Minister of health, Tomica Milosavljevic, whom many hold responsible for the corrupt state of medical practice in public health institutions, said Minister reacted to the bloggers’ open protest and demands [1](ENG). Regardless of the several scandals uncovered connected to state medical institutions during his mandate as Minister, Mr. Milosavljevic stated at a press conference on July 6th that he had no intention of resigning. Serbia’s bloggers and public, however, seem to have no intention of resigning their demands either.

What is interesting in this particular health-related government scandal is the fact that the Serbian media received news of this public protest and demands through the local blogosphere. The news was then passed on to the Minister by the press, which led to his first reaction. This is possibly the first public reaction ever from a government official to what was being said on the Web. Dragan Varagic, a professor from Novi Sad who is an avid and analytical blogger on all things Web-related, gave a short analysis of the local blogospheres efforts [2] [SRP] and why this kind of pressure may actually have meaningful effect:

The reason for the very quick “intervention” by the Minister are the very specific stories with specific names of people who have offered their statements, specific names of institutions, doctors, medical nurses, etc. In other words, all statements could very easily be used as evidence in an eventual judiciary process.

While Mr. Varagic looks at both the pros and cons as to the effect of the blogosphere’s efforts, he makes a very valid point here. The series of cases of misconduct within national institutions seems to have hit a very personal nerve with the public and bloggers are no exception. As one sifts through the dozens of blog posts written on the latest scandal that led to the demand for Minister Milosavljevic’s resignation, one finds a common thread among all of them – each author has a personal tale to tell. Most stories have to do with demand for payment by medical staff (in medical institutions where treatment should be covered by the national healthcare system and budget), plain malpractice or blatant refusal to even admit a patient. And these bloggers are naming names.

Tamara Gocmanac, a.k.a. Shaputalica (the Whisperer), was among the three bloggers who kicked off the efforts to dethrone the Minister of Health that now run like wildfire through the Serbian blogosphere. She tells of friends who wait for urgent medical care while national healthcare funds are appropriated elsewhere [3] [SRP]:

I learned the day before yesterday of a person who has a tumor and managed to make an appointment with a specialist for August 26th… Another person with four cerebral aneurysms managed to make an appointment for an MRI with the shortest possible wait – some forty days, and if something in their head should bust – so what, one less to worry about.

The affair with Novartis is no news, at all. One million vaccines… for the citizens of Serbia were paid for to this company at the price of eight euros per dose. Croatia paid the same distributor for that same vaccine 6.47 euros. Was there corruption involved? I don’t know. I’m just asking. Where’s our money?”

Another blogger, Marija Spasojevic, known to the community as Drveni Advokat (The Wooden Advocate) has written several times in the past about her mother’s grave diabetes and all that goes with that condition, including her family’s misadventures throughout Serbian medical facilities. In participating in the on-line community’s demand for the resignation of the Minister of Health, she now chooses to make a wishlist, appealing to the ethos within each of us and, hopefully, the Minister himself. Marija begins her post [4] [SRP] with the Hippocratic Oath, calling on everyone to help support it in Serbia, and concludes with this:

I wish for the despair and fear I feel every time I need to go to a doctor to be replaced by hope and faith, trust and altruism.

If the realization of these wishes requires the resignations of a thousand people, then I wish for that to happen. Let’s begin with the first.

Serbian author turned blogger, known on-line as Mahlatpublished a list of her own on her blog yesterday [5] [SRP]. Her list could be deemed as personal to each citizen of Serbia, as she lists the very concrete reasons why Minister Milosavljevic should resign and other changes take place in Serbia’s healthcare system. She includes specific cases of corruption, flaws in basic medical treatment that the Minister introduced personally and other facts. Her list includes:

There are rare diseases that one or two people in Serbia are diagnosed with and medication for these diseases not only aren’t on the positive medication list [a list of medication that can be covered by funds from the national Mandatory Health Insurance], but aren’t even included in the national drug register. This evening I watched a news report about a girl who suffers from an acute and rare form of anemia that her brother died of last year. Her medication costs over 40,000 euros. Not to mention the children who have been diagnosed with Batten disease, which “doesn’t exist” in our country.

Mahlat also openly accuses the Serbian Minister of using the national television network RTS to “advertise” vaccination against the H2N1 virus and she is not the first to do so. She concludes by citing articles 9, 10 and 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights in her “defense”, that allow for the freedom of thought and religion, the freedom of expression and the freedom to assemble and associate with others, albeit on-line.

The bloggers who, provoked by the most recent pharmaceutical scandal in the country, felt compelled to write on the subject and call for a change, supporting the demand for Minister Milosavljevic’s resignation, some offering their expert or amateur advice for creating a more effective on-line protest campaign. Slavko Ilic from Nis presented a number of suggestions and concerns in a post titled Heads and Tails [6][SRP] on his blog that otherwise covers IT related news. It seems everyone is joining the discussion, both on-line and off. But will that be enough to bring about a change that is obviously called for in Serbia? We return to Dragan Varagic’s analytical post [2] [SRP] in which he reminds us of the factors that may sabotage the bloggers’ initiative:

The political context that Tomica Milosavljevic’s removal from office represents is extremely adverse due to the fact that he is the second most important figure of the G17+ party and his removal from office may well lead to the dislosution of the coalition currently in power, unless G17+ itself were to initiate his removal.

Varagic once again makes a valid point, not only in indicating the intricate political backdrop behind the matter, but also by indirectly reminding us of the fact that bloggers in Serbia are either strongly anti-establishment or insist on remaining entirely apolitical. Linking to any political party, including those opposition parties who are demanding Milosavljevic’s resignation [7] [SRP], is in this case truly adverse to the cause and undesirable. The professor from Novi Sad also mentions that he feels the small number of those who make up the local blogging community may not be enough to induce the expected resignation of the Minister or any major change in the healthcare system. He estimates there are some 250,000 bloggers in the country, most of whom seldom blog or blog about more personal matter. When reading such statistics and numbers along with the words “protest” and “resignation” and in relation to Serbia, one may recall a statistic from a decade ago – it took “only” a little over 100,000 people on the streets of the capital to overthrow Slobodan Milosevic in October of 2000. Whether something similar can be accomplished through the blogosphere remains to be seen, as we wait for the latest reaction from the Minister of Health and the government.

Serbia: Bloggers Demand Health Minister’s Resignation – Danica Radišić

Izvor: Global voices in English

The world is talking, are you listening?

Serbia: Bloggers Demand Health Minister’s Resignation

Posted By Danica Radisic On 7 July 2010 @ 22:04 pm In Breaking News, Business, Cyber-Activism, Eastern & Central Europe, Finance,Governance, Health, Law, Politics, Protest, Serbia, Serbian, Software & Tools, Weblog

The blogging community in Serbia is obviously a small one, yet in recent days it seems to have become more organized and effective in representing public opinion on current events in the country.

Nearly two weeks ago, another scandal broke in Serbia, just months after the arrest of Serbian model and business woman Katarina Rebraca who still stands accused of having embezzled funds intended for purchasing medical equipment through her charity. Thus far six people have been detained by authorities under suspicion of having been involved in bribery and the misappropriation of funds of the Oncology Institute in Belgrade.

Vreme, a Serbian weekly, reported [1] (SRP over a week ago on their site:

On Wednesday, June 30, Belgrade police detained the Director of the Oncology Institute, Nenad Borojevic… Aside from Borojevic, his Assistant Director has been detained, the Chief of Pediatrics of the Institute, Zoran Bekic, and the head of the Institute’s pharmacy, Dr. Ivana Popovic. Making the scandal greater yet, three top executives from the local representative offices of some of the largest global pharmaceutical companies in Serbia have also been detained…

The facts of the case that have been revealed to the public up to this point show that there was an obvious misappropriation of funds from the Institute to these companies, meaning far greater sums were paid than necessary for cytostatics used in chemotherapy. The question that remains, however, is whether these were just blown up payments, making it another case of embezzlement, or whether larger quantities of cytostatic medication were in fact purchased, delivered and actually administered to patients at the Oncology Institute.

Serbian Minister of Health, Tomica Milosavljevic, denied any possibility of these drugs having been delivered to patients in quantities larger than those prescribed by the Institute’s doctors and that all patients were treated in accordance with the globally acceptable medical standards.

Blic, a Serbian daily, reported [2] after a press conference with Milosavljevic on July 6:

Milosavljevic emphasized that inspectors had, by method of random choice, reviewed the medical history files of patients treated at that Institute from 2003 to 2010 and that no irregularities or malpractice in treatment procedures had been found.

Obviously, the Serbian public was not satisfied with the impromptu investigation or the Minister’s assurances as no real evidence or explanation as to the question at hand had been given.

As the scandal unfolded, an initiative was forged by a handful of Serbian bloggers. Not only did this small group create an on-line petition asking for the immediate resignation of the Minister of Health, but they launched a new blog aptly titled Resignation [3] (Ostavka), claiming that “the enraged citizens of Serbia” had had enough.

The petition reads [4] (SRP):

The enraged citizens of Serbia demand that the Minister of Health, Tomica Milosavljevic, finally take responsibility for the yet unheard of affairs and misconduct in the health industry by resigning…

The petition was not instrumental in achieving the Minister’s expected resignation, however. The genuine rage it seemed to awaken among the public and the blogging community was. Within less than a week, dozens of blog posts and editorials were written on the subject [5], many demanding the minister’s resignation. Groups of citizens gathered in protest in front of the Institute, leaving messages and slogans [6] (SRP) on government buildings and throughout public medical facilities.

Among the first ones to report the Minister’s expected resignation was one of the firestarters of the whole “united bloggers” initiative, Ivana Momcilovic. To further instigate the public protest, Ivana wrote on her blog today [7] (SRP) that Serbia’s Minister of Health had already handed in his resignation today, unable to deal with public pressure any further. Although no resignation has been confirmed, both bloggers and many citizens are hopeful as we wait for the next press conference to be held by the Minister or other government officials. Ivana, better known in the local blogging community as Charolija [8], later stated that she hoped Serbian bloggers and the public would continue to pressure the government to demand the Minister’s resignation and many hope that a full in-depth investigation will be launched into the matter of whether surplus medication was purchased for the Oncology Institute and, if so, what was done with it.

By Danica Radisic · Posted 7 July 2010

Article printed from Global Voices in English: http://globalvoicesonline.org

“Zbog odgovornosti ne razmišljam o ostavci” – “Blic”

Ministar zdravlja Tomica Milosavljević izjavio je danas da su zahtevi za njegovom ostavkom “čista politizacija i zamena teza, a moguće i želja da se prebacivanjem teme na politički teren zamagli suština – borba protiv kriminala”.

“Nije dakle, odsustvo odgovornosti razlog zbog koga u ovakvim situacijama ne razmišljam o ostavci, već upravo suprotno – odgovornost i rešenost da se protiv kriminala, ali i nesavesnog rada i drugih anomalija neprekidno borim”, naveo je Milosavljević u pisanoj izjavi dostavljenoj Tanjugu.

Ministar zdravlja je rekao da “prezire ljude sklone korupciji i kriminalu u bilo kojoj oblasti” i da čini sve da takve osobe budu kažnjene.

“Zalažem se da to važi bukvalno za sve i zato podržavam i stav predsednika da u borbi protiv kriminala ne sme da bude zaštićenih”, istakao je Milosavljević.

On je dodao da podržava sve akcije policije i tužilaštva, a naročito one koje se tiču raskrinkavanja kriminala u zdravstvu i da na sve načine i sam daje doprinos toj borbi.

Milosavljević je takodje ukazao da mu kao čoveku i lekaru “nikad i niko nije mogao da nadje nijednu mrlju”.

“Ironično je da neki smatraju da baš zato što se zalažem za borbu protiv korupcije i kriminala, svaki put kada se takav slučaj otkrije i u zdravstvu – ja treba da podnesem ostavku”, izjavio je ministar Milosaljević.

Poslanici SRS, NS i LDP zatražili su prošle nedelje od ministra zdravlja da podnese ostavku zbog hapšenja direktora Instituta za onkologiju i radiologiju Srbije Nenada Borojevića i još šest osoba, osumnjičenih za primanje i davanje mita u iznosu od oko milion evra.

Međutim, poslanici iz stranaka vladajuće većine poručili da je od ostavke mnogo važnije da se država na pravi način bori sa kriminalom i korupcijom.

Granski sindikat zdravstva i socijalne zaštite “Nezavisnost” takođe je pozvao juče Milosavljevića da podnese ostavku na tu funkciju.

“Znamo da nas poziv neće kod njega imati odjeka, ali ga ipak pozivamo da je posnese i najzad pokaže svojim kolegama, a i celoj Srbiji, da je pre svake funkcije na prvom mestu osgovornost, čast i ugled”, navedeno je u saopštenju sindikata.

Izvor: Blic Online

Prvi rezultat snage blogera – Poslednji skaut

U jednom od prethodnih tekstova sam objavio fotografiju, koja je krasila vrata u Pančevačkoj bolnici,kao što i sami možete videti na fotografiji ispod:

Media CardBlackBerrypicturesIMG00295 300x225 Prvi rezultat snage blogeraPosle objavljivanja bloga, javili su se prijatelji iz Pančevačke bolnice, i rezultat možete videti na fotografiji koja se nalazi ispod ovoga:

SP A0775 Prvi rezultat snage blogeraHvala ljudima dobre volje, koji su u ovim našim akcijama prepoznali JEDINO i ISKLJUČIVO dobru nameru, da svima bude bolje, bar u meri u kojoj sami možemo da doprinesemo. Za početak, topla ljudska reč i razumevanje.

Hvala Verici Pantelić na ličnom angažovanju, neka se svi ugledaju na ovaj primer brige o sopstvenoj ustanovi.

A ti, ministre tomice, ne otežavaj ljudima koji svoj posao rade po savesti, srcem, i koji znaju šta je Hipokratova zakletva, za razliku od tebe.


Peticija za smenu ministra zdravlja u Vladi Republike Srbije Tomice Milosavljevića

Gnevni građani Srbije


da ministar zdravlja Tomica Milosavljević svojom ostavkom konačno preuzme odgovornost za do sada neviđene  afere i malverzacije u zdravstvu,

i da, kao svaka glava porodice prizna da nije uspešno vodio sopstveni resor, ni na korist zaposlenih ni na korist pacijenata.

Ukoliko on sam nije spreman da se odrekne ministarske fotelje, dole potpisani građani zahtevaju od Vlade Republike Srbije da mu oduzme ministarski mandat i time učini uslugu svojoj državi i građanima, vrati dostojanstvo struci i poverenje pacijenata u lekare.



Pitanje za ministra

Jednom nedeljno, petkom, nadam se da im nije mnogo, a i ima se vremena za razmišljanje o odgovorima tokom vikenda. Da ne bude posle „Nismo stigli.“ Može se makar nedeljnom posle ručka jedno petnaest minuta razmišljati, valjda. Neću ja puno ni komplikovano, znam da su prezauzeti, pa da im ne remetim duševni ni bilo koji drugi mir, ako ga imaju.

Prvi na dnevnom redu za zapitkivanje gospodin Tomica Milosavljević, ministar zdravlja ovdašnji.

nije odgovoran

Bez vređanja molim. Napisaću ja ukratko dnevnik uvreda svih građana Srbije, a ko ima šta da doda, samo neka izvoli. Da se ne rasplinjavam, zakačiću samo najsvežije.

–          Građani ove zemlje čekaju mesecima na specijalističke preglede. I sve ostale. Rekao da će rešiti. Dobro. Pozdravljam. Ali sam prekjuče zakazala osobi oboleloj od tumora pregled kod specijaliste za 26. avgust, jer nije hitno, kažu. Recite molim Vas onom ko ima tumor da to nije hitno. Jedna druga osoba uspela je da zakaže magnetnu rezonancu za četiri aneurizme u glavi u najkraćem mogućem roku – svega četrdesetak dana će čekati, pa ako u mozgu nešto pukne – kak’e veze ima, jedan manje.

–          Afera sa firmom „Novartis“ nije novitet, ama baš nikakav. Milion vakcina za potrebe (ako ih je uopšte bilo) građana Srbije proti virusa AH1N1 plaćeno je ovoj firmi osam evra po dozi. Hrvati su istu vakcinu istom dobavljaču plaćali 6.47 evra. Kada se shvatilo da je odziv građana slab, ministar nije želeo da obustavi nabavku vakcine. Da li je bilo korupcije? Ne znam. Samo da pitam: Gde su naši novci? A?

–          Oktobra 2009. godine osmoro ljudi je uhapšeno zbog afera u beogradskom zdravstvu. Direktori bolnica oštetili su budžet za 65 miliona dinara. Ministar zdravlja prof. dr Tomica Milosavljević izjavio je tom prilikom da je zabrinut i rezigniran. ‘Ajde?

–          O odvratnosti informacije da su pacijentima, i odraslim i deci, davane i trostruke doze citostatika da bi se namakle pare nemam želudac da govorim.

–          O ovome je već sve rečeno. I sve se u ovoj zemlji zna. Samo se ne zna sledeće:

Kada firma propada i poslovođe kradu, i pronevere se pare, direktor se smenjuje, il’ podnese ostavku k’o čovek.

Kada se deca odaju porocima, odu stranputicom, kradu, drogiraju se, završavaju u zatvoru, to je odgovornost roditelja i njihov neuspeh.

Svi to znaju osim Tomice:

Ministar Tomica Milosavljević izjavio je kako su zahtevi pojedinih opozicionih stranaka da on podnese ostavku destruktivni i da ministar zdravlja ne može biti odgovoran za postupanje svakog pojedinca u zdravstvenom sistemu. “ – Izvor – RTS

Nisam odgovoran za svaku glupost
Ministar Milosavljević napominje da neće dati ostavku jer „ne može da bude odgovoran za sve što se dešava u zdravstvu”.
– Što me ne smene u Skupštini? Neka pokrenu zahtev za moju smenu. Ne može ministar zdravlja da bude odgovoran za svaku pojedinačnu glupost – kaže ministar za „Blic”.

Nestranačko, građansko, obično, najobičnije pitanje za ministra Milosavljevića:

Šta, pobogu, treba da se desi

da bi ste se Vi kao ministar osetili odgovornim

i već jednom podneli ostavku?