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Carin Ståhlberg: Dare to ask the question and hear the answer

In the days he published the book ”When the lie becomes the truth”. It is Karolinska institutet's former president, professor Harriet Wallberg, who together wi

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Carin Ståhlberg: Dare to ask the question and hear the answer

In the days he published the book ”When the lie becomes the truth”. It is Karolinska institutet's former president, professor Harriet Wallberg, who together with the author Kristina Appelqvist tells about how Harriet Wallberg was a scapegoat for the Macchiariniskandalen in Stone Heckschers report, commissioned by the KI.

This is to Harriet Wallberg was ultimately responsible for the appointment of surgeon Paolo Macchiarini as a visiting professor at KI in 2010. And for that, according to Heckscher, was a series of warning signs that the principal should have reacted and stopped the engagement.

accusing Harriet Wallberg investigator Sten Heckscher for a variety of errors that are in the report. She also writes that KI was aware of these for several years but has failed to go out with the corrections. In the book reveals, among other things, to important quotes removed down to the substrate to the interviews as Sten Heckscher, and his two investigators did report a number of audio files, is missing. According to the institute's university director Per Bengtsson deleted by Heckscher (said in the radio P1 Morning), which Heckscher denies.

Wallberg and Appelqvist also question the ”inappropriate personkopplingarna” between the investigator Sten Heckscher, former chairman of the board Lars Leijonborg and the KI's then vice chancellor Anders Hamsten (the rector between the years 2013-2016). They are, suggests, good friends. You have not been able to find any written agreements between Leijonborg and the Heckscher when it comes to utredningsuppdragets fees, etc. It was between the bowl and the wall.

Appelqvist have scored Mikael Odenberg, KI chairman of the board, that – as in the past when it comes to the unfinished Macchiarini-scandal – angry to. In P1, the Morning he said concerning the inaccuracies and missing documentation for Heckscherrapporten, that this was not the KI thing. Regrettable yes, but ”not even interesting”. He said in a tankekullebytta that if the report formed the basis for the measures that hit the people, then, perhaps, it had been important.

it is Worth noting that Harriet Wallberg was fired from Universitetskanslerämbetet in connection with Heckscherrapporten was published. In the book she describes, she is a kind became persona non grata.

Mikael Odenbergs exaggerated anger is not conducive to KI. Neither his stubborn desire to turn the page when it comes Macchiarini scandal. It is still outredd in the sense of an external, impartial and transparent investigation that goes to the bottom of what really happened. That this has not happened has been the headlights to move from the surgeon Paolo Macchiarini and his plaststrupsoperationer to those responsible at the Karolinska institutet and Karolinska university hospital.

Ole Petter Ottesen house? It was a contract of employment that he would not comment on the Macchiarini-skandalens afterbirth?

Wallberg and Appelqvists book is, of course, a degree of self-government, but the one who scrutinised the Heckscherrapporten has probably put some question marks in the margin. Waving it away as a Sin-about-me-book (Odenberg, P1) is nonchalant and arrogant. A legitimate question is instead why Heckscherrapporten la so much effort on it that was long before the operations and not what happened immediately before and after.

One can only hope that the new minister for higher education and research, Matilda Ernkrans, unlike its predecessor, it would seriously dare to ask the question: Why?

And she don't dare to hear the answer.

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