Schwerin (dpa/mv) - The parliamentary committee of inquiry into the two university clinics in Rostock and Greifswald, initiated by the opposition in the Schwerin state parliament, began its work on Monday. He should investigate the suspicion of mismanagement and the waste of tax funds. Among other things, the change in the company pension scheme for part of the staff at the University Hospital in Greifswald has been criticized. The Rostock University Medical Center had repeatedly made headlines with financial gaps and staff disputes. The two large clinics are under the responsibility of the state.
The CDU, which launched the special committee together with the Greens and FDP, accuses the red-red state government of a lack of transparency. There is a suspicion that the supervisory board of the Rostock University Hospital pushed through a rigid austerity plan and thus accepted the risk to the security of supply. "We will also investigate whether the ministry was aware of this and why it approved this course," announced CDU chairman Daniel Peters. With its work, the investigative committee should contribute to "a sustainable future of university medicine in Rostock and Greifswald with clear responsibilities," said Harald Terpe from the Greens.
At the beginning of the committee's work, the appointment of the chairmanship, to which the AfD is entitled according to the rules, caused discussions. The group nominated MP Thomas de Jesus Fernandes. Tilo Gundlack from the SPD called this decision absolutely unacceptable. "We have to assume that the proper work of the PUA will become even more difficult due to this personnel situation," said Gundlack, referring to "previous experiences with the MP, his behavior in the state parliament and his previous work in committees". However, this did not change the appointment of de Jesus Fernandes.