The Director of the Odessa branch of the company in the manufacture and sale of drugs and his accomplice were arrested on suspicion of selling medical institutions technical instead of liquid medical oxygen. This was reported by the press service of the Prosecutor of the Odessa region with reference to information of the Prosecutor Oleg Zhuchenko.
The branch Manager and his sidekick – fake carrier – arrested on the basis of a court decision that they chose a measure of restraint. The operation involved the representatives of the Prosecutor’s office, national police and Department of protection of the economy police.
Detainees suspected of transportation, storage and sale of counterfeit drugs, and misappropriation of property, abuse of office (part 3 of article 321-1, part 5 of article 191 UK of Ukraine).
According to prosecutors, the Director of the Odessa branch established trade in the city and region of counterfeit medicines. According to the investigation, during the 2017-2018 suspects traded technical liquid oxygen.
“Their clients during this period were more than 15 of the community care institutions, including children’s hospitals, maternity hospitals, and the like. According to preliminary calculations, the total damage, that is, budgetary funds, which according to the agreements paid the hospital for the technical oxygen is more than 2 million 600 thousand UAH”, – stated in the message.
Note that the liquid medical oxygen is a registered medicine which is used for breathing and medical purposes (cardio-vascular insufficiency, ischemia, hypoxic States, angina, pneumonia, asthma in anesthesia and other medical cases).
As previously reported, seven employees of children’s hospital “Okhmatdet” is suspected of misappropriation of drugs in the amount of about UAH 8 million.