The former Andalusian Deputy Minister of Health postpones his signing for Asisa till the report on his incompatibility is thought | Spain | EUROtoday

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The former Andalusian Deputy Minister of Health, Miguel Ángel Guzmán, reported this Thursday afternoon in a short assertion that he’s suspending his signing for the insurer Asisa till the report being ready by the Andalusian Government on his attainable incompatibility along with his new place is thought. in a non-public firm, lower than three months after leaving the administration. The information of his transfer to the personal sector has precipitated a political earthquake locally. The requests for investigation earlier than the Andalusian Office in opposition to Fraud and Corruption offered yesterday by Adelante Andalucía and Por Andalucía had been joined this Thursday by the patron group Facua.

“I think the most prudent thing is to postpone the decision to join any work activity,” Guzmán says in his assertion. It will achieve this till the report being ready by the authorized companies of the Ministry of Justice is issued. The outdated one quantity two of Health, says he’s “convinced that he has complied with the law at all times,” however assures that he’ll abide by the phrases of that report. Guzmán had signed his contract this week and deliberate to affix his new place as medical director in Andalusia of Asisa subsequent Monday, as confirmed to this newspaper by sources near the previous senior official.

The former vice-counselor thus follows the suggestion that had been despatched to him in latest days from the Andalusian Government. This newspaper has discovered that she had been instructed that one of the best factor, given the commotion generated and the reputational harm that had been generated for the insurer itself, was for her to resign from her place. Guzmán's entourage this Thursday at midday instructed EL PAÍS that he wouldn’t make any resolution till the Board's report was recognized.

The Andalusian Government has assured that it was unaware of the previous deputy minister's transfer to non-public life and that it had not obtained any request for a declaration of compatibility on its half, one thing that Guzmán's entourage confirms, though the previous quantity two of Health did seek the advice of his scenario with a lawyer and with some technician from the Board, though in a private capability and by no means formally. The legislation on incompatibility of senior officers of the Andalusian Administration doesn’t require this requirement to carry a place within the personal sector after going by way of politics, however the rule establishes a collection of incompatibilities with the efficiency of personal exercise in firms which have been linked. with the autonomous administration and establishes, for some instances, a interval of two years to return to working life.

Given the controversy generated and accusations of corruption by the opposition, the Board introduced that it might open an ex officio investigation to find out whether or not the signing of the previous vice-president violates the legislation of incompatibilities. To this finish, the contracts that Guzmán signed since he joined the Andalusian Government are being analyzed, first as supervisor of the Andalusian Health Service (SAS), in 2019, after which as quantity two within the Ministry of Health, beginning in 2022. Among January 2021 and June 2023 approved an emergency award to refer sufferers to non-public healthcare of 242.7 million, of which 43.67 million had been distributed amongst 11 facilities of the HLA Asisa Group, the conglomerate created by the insurer in 2016. to deliver collectively the hospitals it managed. He additionally approved premature renewals of a contract with one of many hospitals of that group price 5.2 million euros and accredited two different hospital facilities of the group as college shortly earlier than resigning, in line with him. The Andalusian Post Office.

Guzmán maintains that there isn’t any incompatibility as a result of the HLA group has nothing to do with the insurer, which is the place it is going to present companies, and that the insurer Asisa has by no means signed any contract with the Board. Her place as medical director consists, they are saying, in advising on the worth of the insurance policies which might be contracted with third events and with the group's medical groups, which doesn’t suggest any relationship with the general public administration.

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That is what the Andalusian Government is now analyzing. The Government doesn’t cover its discomfort, not a lot due to the choice to enter the personal sector made by its former vice-counselor – they think about that the spirit of the legislation is to not penalize those that take the step into politics with out later with the ability to work within the sector. personal, because the spokesperson of the Board and the Minister of Justice have reiterated in latest days―, however that he has not allowed any extra time to cross since he left his public place.