Rule of law is a joke in the Ukrainian region of Mykolayiv. According to the constitution, medical care is free in Ukraine. And a year ago the governor of Mykolayiv even issued a decree prohibiting charitable foundations from collecting money at medical institutions. But it goes on and on.
The state budget covers only 50-70% of the budgets of hospitals. Doctors claim that charity funds are necessary to cover the running costs and new equipment. However, the investigation by Oleg Oganov and Yaroslav Chepurnyi from the Center for Investigative Journalism in Mykolayiv documented that these funds are used not only to help hospitals but mainly to launder money and enrich managers.
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