The head of the Ulyanovsk Ministry of health was removed from office due to criminal proceedings

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The Minister of health, family and social well-being of the Ulyanovsk region Rashid Abdullov dismissed at the time of the investigation on procurement in the health sector in the region, said on Saturday, RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the regional Governor.

According to the investigation, in 2017, the head of JSC «Ulyanovskmebel» Olga Kuznetsova, her Deputy, Yevgeny Kogan, Chairman of the Committee on social policy of legislative Assembly of the Ulyanovsk region Igor Tikhonov and Minister of health Rashid Abdullov formed a group for misappropriation of funds. Contrary to the requirements of the law, Tikhonov and Abdullov forced medical institutions to purchase the oxygen only on the conditions favorable to JSC «Ulyanovskmebel». The total amount of the purchase is at least 24 million rubles, the damage — not less than 10 million rubles. All defendants charged with fraud in especially large size (part 4 of article 159 of the criminal code).

«The decision to dismiss Abdullah taken in connection with the fact that the Ministry is constantly working, and this work cannot be stopped… For how long he is suspended, is not exactly clear, apparently, while investigations are conducted… acting Deputy Inna chigiryova», — said the Agency interlocutor.

Earlier it was reported that the FSB in the region on Thursday carried out searches in the Ministry of health of the Ulyanovsk region, JSC «Ulyanovskmebel», as well as in the legislative Assembly of the region. Basmanny court of Moscow on Friday sent Kuznetsov under house arrest, Cohen was taken into custody, as a preventive measure Tikhonov court elected on 2 July. Abdullah after searches were hospitalized.