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The 'Protocollo d'Intesa' was signed by the Ministry of Health and the ANAC for
"Engage in forms of mutual cooperation with a view to implementing, with shared methods and using Agenas, the joint implementation of verification activities, monitoring and evaluation also in the field, implementation and coherence of measures of transparency and integrity and prevention of corruption adopted by public health authorities and the authorities treated the National health Service. "
At the press conference on April 21, where the Protocol has been signed, the Lorenzin Minister said:
"The idea that led to the creation of this task force, with inspectors of the Ministry of Health, the National Anti-Corruption Authority (ANAC) and the Carabinieri for the Protection of Health, was to go to verify the effective implementation on the territory of the National Plan for the Prevention of Corruption (PNA) - Health sector, recently approved. He does not want to be a repressive activities, but prevention. We need to change the cultural approach, with a pinch of responsibility and awareness on the part of all, but also operators citizens. "
During the press conference, Dr. Francesco Bevere, General Manager of Agenas, retraced the various stages which led to the Protocol signed today, noting that "an organized control system, which measures the degree of response by operators to the information specially formulated for health services the National Anti-Corruption Plan, will encourage transparency and good administration, factors essential for a system that provides services to the people "
Dr. Raffaele Cantone, President of ANAC, pointed out that this project realized in the health sector is "a real pilot project, carried out with those who have the knowledge, the ability and the will to do, giving availability and highlighting also the critical issues". Canton has expressed satisfaction at being able to move "from talk to action." The checks and monitoring at health units will not be carried out with a random mode, but it will use the data available to the Ministry of Health, with particular attention to contracts, renewals and waiting lists. The effects of successful implementation of the Plan will be seen in the long term; the Protocol will have the duration of 36 months and the control activities will begin in September, but the first results could already get to the end of 2016.