“It has been established that one of the leaders of the AIDS Center ordered the withdrawal and destruction of the drug without actually using it… Illegal actions were carried out to hide the fact of not complying with the order of the Ministry of Health of the Trans-Territory. Baikal on the production of the vaccine within the approved deadline,” the department notes.
The drug was intended to be administered to patients with HIV infection. It is intended for pre-exposure prophylaxis of COVID-19.
The Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia for the Transbaikal Territory will investigate the incident as part of a criminal case initiated under paragraph “e” of Part 3 of Article 286 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (abuse of power) . The perpetrator of the incident faces up to 10 years in prison.