Ulyanovsk Governor apologized to the residents for the case of procurement

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The Governor of the Ulyanovsk region Sergey Morozov has apologized to the people of the region in connection with the criminal case on procurement in the health care field.

Investigative Committee is investigating a criminal case against the head of JSC «Ulyanovskmebel» Olga Kuznetsova, Deputy, Yevgeny Kogan, Chairman of the Committee on social policy of legislative Assembly of the Ulyanovsk region Igor Tikhonov and Minister of health of the region Rashid Abdullov, which, according to investigators, in 2017, joined the group for misappropriation of funds. Contrary to the requirements of the law Tikhonov and Abdullov forced medical institutions to purchase the oxygen only on terms 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).

«Each of us feels a sense of shame in connection with the situation in the health sector. I deeply apologize to our countrymen for what happened. It embarrassed the government and the entire region. I’m sure there will be a thorough investigation into the incident,» Morozov wrote on his page on the social network Facebook.

He also asked the regional government to «provide full cooperation to the investigating authorities to conduct a full and objective investigation with the aim of eliminating corruption factors in the future.»

According to Morozov, in the near future in the Ulyanovsk region held a joint meeting with the participation of the government and administration of the Governor of the Council of heads of municipalities, which will consider the question of increase of efficiency of counteraction of corruption.

«Today, when we use the polygraph, which allowed to exclude the employment in the authorities of people with a dubious reputation. We will apply it not only when receiving signals and when conducting performance audits, but not less than once in three years. Psycho-physiological testing will be held, all officials and employees of governmental organizations, persons holding positions of municipal service,» — said Morozov.

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 was admitted to the hospital. On Saturday, he was removed from office by the Minister.