Russian health care group faces fines over ‘malpractice’ allegations
Russian health and dental care group Russia Health Care Foundation has been ordered to pay a total of $1.5m in fines and penalties for failing to provide dental and medical care to an unknown number of people, according to the Russian Health Ministry.
In a statement, the ministry said Russia Health Foundation was fined $1,500 per day for failing the deadline.
The ministry added the fines and fines imposed in December 2014 related to “misappropriation of funds”, “illegal payments to health care providers” and “failure to perform necessary medical treatment”.
Russia’s state-run news agency, Interfax, reported the fines were levied on the foundation.
In December, Intervaion reported that Russia Health and Dentistry Foundation had admitted to a “significant number of medical malpractice cases”.
Russia Health Health Care said the fines had been levied for “a number of violations of Russian law, which are not yet investigated”.
Russia has long been criticized for poor medical care in the country.
Earlier this year, it was fined nearly $1bn for failing in a separate fraud probe involving a charity that it was funding.