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Kyiv doctors demanded bribes from patients with cancer

Source : 112 Ukraine

They also demanded money for winning bidding procedures for the procurement of drugs and medicines for the needs of the Cancer Institute
10:51, 17 August 2019

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Kyiv police detained employees of the National Cancer Institute, who demanded and received bribes from patients, as well as participated in a corruption scheme linked with free medication. This was reported by the press service of the National Police.

It is noted that law enforcement officers raided the Cancer Institute on August 16 and found out that paramedics demanded bribes from cancer patients. It is also reported that doctors demanded money from business entities for winning the competitive bidding procedures for the purchase of medicines for the needs of the Cancer Institute.

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"The amount of bribes for the prescription and delivery of free medical supplies purchased by the institute for public funds ranged from three to 70 000 hryvnias (2800 USD). The amount of kickbacks for winning the tender amounted to 15-20% of the total cost," the press service reports.

It is also reported that in one of the Institute’s offices, law enforcement officers seized documentation that confirms the involvement of doctors in bribery, and 20 000 hryvnias.

Currently, the police are deciding on the announcement of suspicion in the case under Part 2 of Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (acceptance of an offer, promise or unlawful gain by an official).

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