The president of the Court of Auditors (TdC), José Tavares, admitted this Saturday that, in the future, “an audit of hospital emergency services will be carried out”, in an interview with Antena 1 and Jornal de Negócios.
“It is possible that this will happen”, said José Tavares, explaining that the court is preparing the next plan of activities, that this is one of the possible areas to scrutinize.
“When we develop inspection actions, we do so according to very well-considered criteria”, he said, and the “court cannot organize and plan its actions according to conjunctural problems that arise today but do not exist for the week”.
At a time when emergency services are making the news, with the partial or total closure of obstetric emergencies due to lack of doctors, José Tavares said that “it may happen that the court, in its planning, decides in general plenary to carry out an audit of the hospital emergency services.
Health, he also admitted, has structural problems, it is a difficult sector, which involves many resources and interests and needs organization.
In the interview, the president of the TdC stated that he will present within a month the second report with the assessment of the public procurement carried out so far under the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR) and that he is already monitoring the execution of some of the contracts. .
And by July 15, the court will present the second report on Novo Banco.
The Court of Auditors is responsible for “supervising the legality and regularity of public revenue and expenditure”, giving “an opinion on the General State Account and on the Accounts of the Autonomous Regions”, in addition to “appreciating public financial management”.