"Okhmatdyt hospital" case sent to court

08.09.2021 00:00

On Sept. 8, 2021, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) filed an indictment against two persons involved in inflicting UAH 30 million in damages on the State during the construction of the National Children's Specialized Hospital "Okhmatdyt".

The accused are:

  • the ex-director of the state enterprise “Ukrmedproektbud” (whose actions fall under Part 2 Article 28, Part 2 Article 364, Part 2 Article 28, Part 1 Article 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine);
  • the head of a private enterprise-general contractor and a company that was supposed to supply equipment to the hospital (Part 5 Article 27, Part 2 Article 28, Part 2 Article 364, Part 2 Article 28, Part 1 Article 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

One more participant in the crime is wanted. The investigation of him is being conducted within a separate case, the procedure of launching a special probe is in progress.

The detectives have established that in 2013 the above individuals colluded to forge documents that allegedly confirmed the supply of engineering and technical equipment for a new “Okhmatdyt” building. In fact, the equipment was not supplied, while the private enterprise-general contractor received funds as if the equipment had been delivered. As a result, the State lost over UAH 30 million.

On May 2020, NABU and SAPO notified the three persons of suspicion.

On April 9, 2021, NABU and SAPO completed the pre-trial investigation in respect of two persons and disclosed the case files to the defense.

 

According to Article 62 of the Constitution of Ukraine, a person is considered non-guilty in the commission of a crime and cannot be subject to criminal punishment until he or she is found guilty by court.