This was reported by patient and public organizations at a joint press conference on the topic "Castration of Medreform? First symptoms."
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According to activists, Mikhail Radutsky, chairman of the Committee on National Health, Medical Assistance and Medical Insurance of the Verkhovna Rada, should bear responsibility for possible consequences. He is also the former owner of the Boris Clinic and has been appointed by the President as an informal curator of the healthcare system.
International procurement has reduced the cost of drugs
Among the advisers to the new Minister of Health and in the relevant committee are people who have a corrupt history and worked during the time of the regional fugitive Raisa Bogatyreva, who is suspected of embezzlement of budget funds, and who has just returned to Ukraine. These people are also agents of the odious representative of the pharmaceutical business, Petr Bagrii, who is involved in corrupt drug procurement schemes for budget funds.
Anti-corruption officials believe that such appointments testify to the revenge of the pharmaceutical mafia and the return of the influence of Raisa Bogatyreva.
Inna Ivanenko, Executive Director of Patients of Ukraine Charitable Foundation “The height of cynicism is to audit the procurement of international organizations at the request of Petr Bagriy, a prominent corruption official from the time of Bogatyreva who is involved in numerous corruption schemes of the Ministry of Health. After all, it was his companies that sold drugs to the Ministry at prices three times more expensive than international organizations. ”
Also public organizations are concerned about other appointments:
Dubil Valery Alexandrovich
Member of Parliament of three convocations. During the extraordinary elections for the fourth time elected to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Repeatedly accused of raiding and money laundering. Now Valery Dubil holds a leading position in the committee on national health, medical care and medical insurance. Dubil's assistant and confidant is Dmitry Podturkin, who was Bogatyreva’s procurement adviser during her time at the Ministry of Health.
Dubily accused of money laundering
Chumak Alexander Vladimirovich
The trustee of Peter Bagriy, is a co-owner of the company "Interchem", which manufactured drugs containing codeine, which has a narcotic effect. The State Service issued a statement to immediately take control of the amount of drugs that the company produced. Because it’s possible to make drugs from them. In addition, he was an assistant to the people's deputy Oleg Musiy, who sabotaged medical reform.
Bagriy Petr Ivanovich
President of the Association of Manufacturers of Medicines of Ukraine. A man whose name is associated with all the biggest scandals in government procurement of drugs.
Bagriy repeatedly fell into scandals with the purchase of drugs
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