Roman Vasylyshyn, Ukraine’s deputy Healthcare Minister, was detained in Kyiv on July 8. The press service of Kyiv Prosecutor’s Office reported this on Friday. ‘The official created a system of bribes, which he received from doctors for allowing them perform their duties, specifically conducting surgeries in the Olexandrivsky hospital in Kyiv’, the message reads.
Before his appointment in the Ministry, Vasylyshyn served as the Chief Medical Officer at this hospital.
Kyiv Prosecutor’s Office added that the detention is a result of ‘large-scale anti-corruption operation to expose a top-rank bribe taker in Ukraine’s Healthcare Ministry’.