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Azerbaijani medical specialist arrested over bribery

Baku. Hafiz Heydarov – APA. Another fact of corruption has been discovered in the health sector.

The Anti-Corruption Department under General Prosecutor investigated an appeal from a Saatli resident on the illegal actions of a medical specialist of the district department of the Forensic Medical Examination and Pathological Anatomy Center under the Azerbaijani Ministry of Health, the Prosecutor General’s Office told APA.

 

As a result of investigation, head of the department in Saatli Tahir Mehdiyev was caught red-handed on 12 February 2015 while receiving a bribe of AZN 200 in his office instead of giving a medical certificate for district resident’s son who received severe injuries during a crash and objective conclusions about his injuries.

 

Criminal case has already been launched on the fact, T. Mehdiyev sentenced to pretrial detention under article #311.1 (taking bribe) of the Criminal Code.

 

Investigation is underway.  

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