Sorin B, a surgeon at Brasov County Hospital, was detained for 24 hours after he was caught red-handed receiving 8,000 lei for an operation from a patient’s relatives. The doctor is accused of bribery, and today he will appear before the magistrates with a proposal for pre-trial detention.
A doctor from the Braşov County Emergency Hospital was detained by prosecutors, after he was caught red-handed, while receiving 8,000 lei, for a surgery he had performed in a public hospital. A member of the patient’s family wrote a message on Facebook to Marian Godină, asking for his help, and the policeman directed him to whom to address for organizing a flagrant.
Who is the doctor detained for bribery in Brașov
The cardiologist accused of receiving pay is named Sorin B. and allegedly received 2,000 lei before the operation, which took place at the County Hospital in Brasov. He received the remaining 8,000 lei a few days later, in his office in a private clinic.
The doctor did not know that the patient’s relatives had told others about the huge amount he had claimed and … he woke up with the anti-corruption prosecutors in the office, who took him to hearings. The woman’s nephew sought help as he knew it. He wrote to Marian Godină, who posted the message on his Facebook page.
“I gave him a phone number to call and told him not to back down and trust him. He didn’t, and today he went to give the money to the doctor. A few” patients “were waiting in the hall. who entered the office uninvited, immediately after the transaction “, Godină wrote.
And Vlad Voiculescu, former Minister of Health, also commented on his post: “Young doctors are leaving the country because there are no vacancies – the positions are filled by many such comrades who make fun of troubled people.”
The cardiologist from Brașov says that he did not take a bribe. The money received after the operation would have been paid for a consultation
Dr. Sorin B. vehemently denied the allegations of bribery. He says he makes everything transparent, and the money he received after the operation was paid for a consultation.
The doctor was taken for questioning on Tuesday night and detained. The case prosecutor is to decide whether to make a proposal for pre-trial detention on behalf of the doctor.
If found guilty, the doctor risks going to jail.
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