Corruption in Romania’s Health System: VICE News Tonight on HBO

Hundreds of thousands of people have turned out for weeks of protests across Romania. What started as movement against a contentious corruption ordinance has morphed into a call for the resignation of a government seen to perpetuate the rife corruption in Romania. While corruption touches every aspect of society, nowhere is it more present and damaging than in the medical sector. On paper, all Romanians are entitled to free medical treatment under a health care system funded by the State. However the reality is quite different.

VICE News travelled to Bucharest to explore how corruption in the medical profession has fueled the biggest protests seen in Romania since the fall of communism.

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