It has been revealed that the public will receive 131 million TL in health services.

The problem of not allocating the receivables arising from the health services provided to foreign nationals, which the Court of Accounts warned the Ministry of Health since 2018, could not be resolved this year either. In the latest report of the Ministry, it was stated that the receivables of the public in this context increased to 131 million 378 thousand 868 TL. It was also noted in the report that there is no control mechanism to follow up the receivables.

The problem, which the Court of Accounts warned the Ministry of Health for the first time in 2018, “not following the receivables arising from the health services provided to foreigners” has not been resolved in the intervening four years. Receivables exceeding 70 million TL in 2020 increased to 131 million 378 thousand 868 TL in 2021.

TIMEOUT WARNING

Reminding that it had warned the ministry for three years in its audit report last year, the Court of Accounts reiterated its warning this year, “A control mechanism should be established in order to follow up and collect the receivable and to eliminate the risk of public loss due to statute of limitations.”

In the report, it was pointed out that the amount that could be collected from foreigners this year was even less than the previous year, “In 2021, the accrual ratio of collections was 41.29 percent. In 2020, this rate was realized as 45.03 percent. In addition, since invoices cannot be issued to foreigners who are provided with 112 ambulance services and whose identity cannot be identified, the relevant amount is not recorded as accrual.