Karolinska university hospital former hospital director Melvin Samsom is then in February, the head of the area of ”health and welfare” in megaprojektet Neom – a new enormous city like that is planned to be built by the regime in saudi Arabia. Even further a high-ranking executive has left the Karolinska for Neomprojektet.
as Jonas Lindberg, a member of the Left party in the regional council and in the health and sjukvårdsnämnden questions. He notes that several stakeholders have pulled out of Neom since the murder of the dissident saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
– It is strange that investors who have been active in the project seems to have higher moral and ethical compass than what previous managers in health care in Stockholm county council seems to have, "he says and continues:
" It seems very convenient for them to go from a project in Stockholm, which rannsakats and had huge problems, to a project in a totalitarian state in which the risk for the examination is minimal, and where the protesting employee groups can not be seen and where fackföreningsarbete is not allowed. I see it as you stand and hiding in a well paid job where you don't have to be reviewed in Sweden.
registered as the chairman of the regionsägda company Stockholm Care, which sells medical care to patients abroad. Henrik Wenander, professor of administrative law at the university of Lund, states that he does not see any legal problems with the two parallel entries.Exhibition of the futuristic city of Neom in saudi Arabia. Photo: Hamad Of Mohammed/TT
Jonas Lindberg complains also, that the incoming director of the Karolinska, Björn Zoëga, has worked in a company that operates hospitals in the United arab Emirates, where the feeding of unmarried women reported to the police. He calls for greater attention to ethics in the recruitment of managers in health care, and also karantänsregler for high-level managers within the public sector, the current transitions to the private sector.
– Even if it is not illegal it is inappropriate. What knowledge takes Samsom from the Karolinska? He takes at least with a different director working there, " says Jonas Lindberg.
the DN has sought regionlandstingsrådet Irene Svenonius (M), which declines to comment.