BOLIVIA PROBES OFFICIALS OVER VENTILATOR DEAL AFTER PUBLIC OUTCRY AND FIRES HEALTH MINISTER

Reuters and others on 20 May reported that Bolivian authorities have fired the country’s health minister and launched a probe into potential corruption after officials allegedly bought ventilators at inflated prices – $27,683 each, according to press reports.  It is said that 4 health ministry officials had been detained over the scandal and that some officials abroad and intermediaries involved in the deal would also be investigated.  The scandal emerged after Bolivian officials purchased 170 emergency respirators from the Spanish company, GPA Innova.

https://www.trtworld.com/americas/bolivia-fires-health-minister-as-probe-begins-over-ventilator-deal-36490

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-bolivia-ventilator/bolivia-probes-officials-over-ventilator-deal-after-public-outcry-idUSKBN22W337

 

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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