The investigative bodies of the Russia’s Investigative Committee for the Moscow region have completed investigation of a criminal case against Former deputy head of Material and technical Basis Development Department of the Moscow region Ministry of Health Natalia Savelieva, 43, accused of two crimes under part 1 of article 293 of the Russian Criminal Code (neglect of duty).
According to investigators, in May 2009, Savelieva having not organized price monitoring and thus failing to set an optimal price for the equipment purchased by healthcare institutions of municipalities, prepared and submitted to the Minister of Healthcare of the Moscow region Government auction documentation for purchasing and delivery of a 16-section CAT scanner. The lot was won by the commercial firm, who offered the CAT scanner for 44.7 million rubles and with which later the government contract was concluded.
In addition, on the basis of the documentation submitted by Savelieva, in August 2009, following the results of the auction, the government contract was concluded on purchasing and delivery of a CAT scanner for 43.9 million rubles.
According to the conclusions by the merchandising forensic examination the average market (retail) price of these CAT scanners was 38.5 million rubles.
By her unlawful actions, Savelieva caused large financial damage to the Moscow region budget, of 6.2 and 5.3 million rubles respectively.
The investigators have collected enough evidence and the case with the approved bill of particulars is sent to the court to be tried on the merits.