Doctor demands 5,000 hryvnias for saving life of newborn and weak mother

Дата: 16 January 2016
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The chief of the maternity department of a district hospital in Kherson region demanded money from parents for saving the life of their baby.

This is reported by the press office of the Security Service of Ukraine.

The doctor demanded UAH 5,000 for obligatory medical care for mothers and newborns in need for primary care. Without the money, he refused to support the life of a weak baby and his mother, who was in serious postpartum.

The Security Service officers in cooperation with the National Police officers detained the chief of the maternity department. He was notified of suspicion of committing a crime under Part. 3 of Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (receiving of offer, promise, or undue advantage by an official).

The law enforcement officers continue the investigative actions to establish the facts of other possible cases of bribe taking.

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