Kyiv Prosecutor’s Office detains corrupt Deputy Healthcare Minister
12:31, 8 July 2016

Kyiv Prosecutor’s Office detains corrupt Deputy Healthcare Minister

The official used to get bribes from doctors for letting them perform surgeries at a hospital in Kyiv

12:31, 8 July 2016

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’.

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