Hospitals Pay Too Much for Food

“There was not a day where we were not given cabbage! There was a joke that the head physician had a contract with a cabbage tycoon! And you start to believe it.”

Hospitals in St. Petersburg, like all public institutions, buy their products for patient food in a system of public procurement. The system of public procurement is designed to choose the best quality product at a minimum cost based on the competition between suppliers. But in the bids for hospital food, curious things are happening.

Alena Dudar has investigated the price for hospital food. Her investigation was published in on February 27, 2018.

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