Public interest investigations
Anti-corruption service detained officials of the Committee of pharmacy of the Ministry of Healthcare and its territorial subdivisions for the systematic receipt of bribes and lobbying for the interests of pharmaceutical companies.
On July 3 this year the anti-corruption service detained the Chairman of the Committee of pharmacy of the Ministry of Healthcare Pak L.Yu., the head of the pharmacy department of the Pavlodar oblast Kazhinova Z.Sh., the chief specialist of the Committee of pharmacy of the South Kazakhstan oblast Imamkhodzhayev P.T., the chief expert of the Committee of pharmacy Ibrayeva D.K. for repeatedly receiving bribes in amount of more than 10 million tenge.
The above-mentioned individuals received illegal remunerations for issuing certificates of proper manufacturing and distribution practices. For giving bribes the executive director of “Zerde” NGO LLP Zhuzbayeva E.M. was detained.
Besides, these officials along with the receipt of bribes are suspected in committing embezzlement of budgetary funds by overstating the cost of medicines purchased under the guaranteed volume of free medical care.
With the sanction of the court Pak, Kazhinova, Imamkhodzhayev and Zhuzbayeva are imprisoned; Ibrayeva is placed under house arrest.