Ukraine launches probe into procurement of Covid-19 vaccine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The case was opened in February 2021
15:57, 10 February 2021

Information about the launch of an investigation into criminal case on the procurement of a vaccine against coronavirus disease has been confirmed. Acting Head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office Maksym Hryschuk announced that during a briefing. 

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"NABU has indeed launched an investigation into the procurement of the vaccine," Hryschuk said.

However, he did not specify the details of the investigation and names, noting only that the case was opened in February 2021.

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As we reported earlier, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov stated that Ukraine's supply with a total of 22 million doses of coronavirus vaccines had been officially confirmed.

"Ukraine has received confirmation of supply of 22 million doses of the vaccines," Stepanov said.

As of now, 3.9 billion hryvnias (141 million dollars) have been allocated from the state budget for the vaccination campaign. This amount also includes funds that have been provided for the purchase of the vaccine.

Meanwhile, the vaccination of Ukraine's population against coronavirus infection will begin next week.

"We plan to start vaccination next week. We are approaching this stage quite responsibly," Stepanov said.

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