A senior director in the function are not exempt and under suspicion

A suspected irregularities in the Statens Serum Institut, the senior director be exempted from service. the Director of Statens Serum Institut, Mads Melbye, h

A senior director in the function are not exempt and under suspicion

A suspected irregularities in the Statens Serum Institut, the senior director be exempted from service.

the Director of Statens Serum Institut, Mads Melbye, have been exempted from service due to suspected errors and irregularities.

Two cases have raised questions about the managers ' co-mingling of personal finance and research interests. It deepened not, however, what it more specifically is.

It informs the Health and Ældreministeriet in a press release.

- There must be utter clarity, that all the rules are complied with and the internal procedures to be followed when it comes to public authorities.

- Therefore, I have taken this necessary step, and I look forward to the outcome of Kammeradvokatens work, says health minister Magnus Heunicke (S).

There is made a reference, and the Attorney general, the government's principal lawyer, will stand for a study of the administration of the patentaftaler and special allowances.

There is a suspicion of a confusion of the interests of the institution and the managers ' private economic interests.

the Researchers 'specific agreements with the serum institute may not meet the rules, when it comes, for example, researchers' remuneration in connection with their results.

in Addition, there is discovered a number of irregularities in connection with the processing and transfer of sensitive personal data to the UNITED states. It is not, who has received the information, but only that it is about "the Danish registered".

the Case raises a question of whether the department's procedure is sufficient to ensure against a conflict of interests.

The internal controls in the ministries and agencies has been to debate the recent times due to cases of millionsvig as Britta Nielsen-the case of the national board of social services and tinkering with the dividend tax, which gave five years in prison for a previous skattemedarbejder.

Recently, there has been a case of possible millionsvindel with procurement in the department of defense Ejendomsstyrelse.

Deputy director Ole Jensen will serve as head of the Statens Serum Institut.

Sundhedsordførerne at Christiansborg palace are the only just been informed about the matter, however, is a concern.

the Attorney general is put on the case. Should that be tightened up, so we must do it. But we are still at an early stage, and there are more questions than answers, says the Liberal party sundhedsordfører, Martin Geertsen, while SF's Kirsten Normann Andersen says:

- We have just got the material, and now the Attorney general check over. But what we have been given, causing as great a concern. It does.

It has not been possible to get a comment from health minister Magnus Heunicke, the institute or the exempt director.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 18 December 2019, 18:00

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