A sign prohibiting the acceptance of gratitude money was posted to the hospital, but the provision was no longer complied with. One of their assistants also received the money.
Based on the report of the National Defense Service, the Department of Economic Crime of the Budapest Police Headquarters ordered an investigation due to a criminal suspicion of accepting a bribe. police.hu, where a video of the interception of the doctoral students was also published.
There are well-founded suspicions that between June and August 2021, two chief physicians at a metropolitan hospital received money from patients appearing on prescriptions several times.
One of their assistants also received the money.
On September 8, 2021, investigators conducted a search in the office of the two chief physicians, where
nearly 200 empty envelopes were found in the desk drawers in which patients were suspected of handing over gratitude money.
The two doctors and assistants were arrested and produced by police and interrogated as suspects on the basis of a well-founded suspicion of a crime of accepting a total of 14 regular bribes. They did not testify, defending themselves freely during the proceedings.
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Source: Propeller – Saját anyagok by propeller.hu.
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