In the Rivne region, the former director of the hospital is suspected of assigning excessive “covid” surcharges

In the Rivne region, the former director of the hospital is suspected of assigning excessive “covid” surcharges


In the Rivne region, the former director of a medical facility is suspected of assigning excessive “covid” surcharges to employees who did not treat patients with COVID-19.

In this way, the man caused losses to the state of more than UAH 1.2 million, the Rivne Regional Prosecutor’s Office reports.

As the law enforcement officers established, while holding the position of director of one of the city’s hospitals, the man signed orders for the payment of funds from July 2020 to January 2022.

The ex-director assigned funds allocated for medical personnel working with patients with COVID-19 to doctors who did not work with such patients.

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“As a result, people were unjustifiably paid surcharges ranging from 50% to 300%”the prosecutor’s office reports.

As a result of the abuse of his official position, the ex-head of the hospital caused losses to the state of over UAH 1.2 million, law enforcement officers add.

The ex-director was charged with abuse of office (Part 2 of Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

The sanction of the article provides for punishment in the form of imprisonment for a term of 3 to 6 years, as well as a fine.

Earlier we reported that in Khmelnytskyi the director and doctor of a private hospital are suspected of providing fictitious services.

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