Doctor accepts bribes to operate patients “out of turn” while there was never a queue
The court sentenced him a 1.5-year probation.
The head of the Chita oncological dispensary gave priority operations to patients for bribes so that they would not have to wait in the line, while there was no line at all, it turned out. The news was reported by TASS with reference to the press service of the regional prosecutor's office.
A law enforcement source said that it was a surgeon, Vladimir Kayukov. The 63-year-old head of the department at Zabaykalsky Regional Oncology Dispensary told patients there was a long queue for surgeries. However, if they pay a bribe to him, he would certainly see what he could do to get them hospitalized and operated on out of turn.
The Chita court found him guilty of accepting bribes and abuse of power. He was sentenced to three years in prison with a fine of 350 thousand rubles. He was also deprived of the right to occupy positions related to the implementation of organizational and administrative functions in state and municipal institutions for 1.5 years.