In addition, AFCOS recognizes specific elements of quality cancer care including high quality screening and other diagnostic tests, direct and immediate access to cancer specialists, coverage of medications for all purposes, medically appropriate treatment, and participation in relevant clinical trials including coverage of patient care costs.
The formation of AFCOS helps send a signal to our government that the medical community is unified in its commitment to provide quality treatment and care to cancer patients," says Ellen Stovall, Executive Director of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship and President of The MARCH.
Members of AFCOS recently published the Access to Quality Cancer Care Consensus Statement in their individual medical journals.
He underscored that such investigations were to be conducted by the competent authorities of a country, and AFCOS in Bulgaria's case.
Naydenov noted that he had been assured by AFCOS head Commissar Sonya Klisarska that he was not being investigated.
In December, AFCOS
received an official request to send detailed information on the case and copies of the documents related to it.
Bulgaria's Interior Ministry informs that the correspondence between OLAF and AFCOS does not mention an investigation against Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov.
He also told journalists that there was intense correspondence between the Agriculture Ministry and OLAF's partner in Bulgaria, AFCOS, on a number of tip-offs, adding that this was normal practice.
The AFCOS Directorate (Coordination of the fight against infringements affecting the financial interests of the EU) Directorate at Bulgaria's Interior Ministry is a partner of OLAF.
She informed that AFCOS was conducting 6 administrative investigations, 5 of which based on signals and one on a request of OLAF.
The head of the AFCOS Directorate explained that OLAF had filed 51 requests for cooperation to Bulgaria, while Bulgaria had requested cooperation from OLAF on 4 occasions.