Nurse sells oncology patient’s morphine to drug addict
The suspect made injections on the workplace.
The head nurse of the Caspian hospital in Dagestan repeatedly injected morphine, prescribed by two local doctors to an oncological patient, to the drug addict. The health worker received psychotropic drugs, promedol and omnopon, in the same fraudulent way.
“The head nurse received a prescription from a local doctor to receive 40 ampoules of morphine, promedol, and omnopon, after that she stole them,” said the local police.
The 47-year-old head of one of the housing cooperative of the city of Kaspiisk turned out to be drug addicted. Medical examination in the narcological dispensary detected the drug intoxication. The man used the services of the friend as the medical institution's drugs are “clean of impurities, sterile and cause a minimum of side effects.”
In respect of one of the doctors and nurses, the police initiated criminal cases under articles 228.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Sale of Narcotic Drugs), 229 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Embezzlement of Narcotic Drugs), 233 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Illegal Issuance of Prescriptions or other documents giving the right to receive narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances).
The Prosecutor General's Office had earlier accused the Moscow region’s ex-official of exceeding official authority, taking a bribe on an especially large scale, and forgery, and demanded to seize assets worth of 9 billion rubles ($135 million) from him.