As reported, a number of girls have accused immunity specialist Jevgēņijs Ņikiforenko of sexual harassment throughout their visits to the physician. Ņikiforenko, in flip, has turned to the police concerning the journalist reporting on the case. The police have obtained a number of purposes from the physician’s sufferers, so a preliminary investigation has been initiated. Police don’t reveal particulars within the ongoing case.
Latvian Radio came upon that the Well being Inspectorate lately obtained 4 purposes by Ņikiforenko sufferers, which the Inspectorate has handed on to regulation enforcement authorities. In mid-January, the Well being Inspectorate despatched the Basic Prosecutor’s Workplace and the police the supplies of Ņikiforenko’s case with a request to ban the physician from performing the duties of a medical practitioner. Latvian Radio has discovered that Ņikiforenko doesn’t presently have a ban on working as a health care provider as a result of a court docket ruling or a public prosecutor’s assertion concerning the appliance of felony sanctions has not been obtained.
The Well being Inspectorate defined this in a written reply: “We’re knowledgeable that the Well being Inspectorate has no motive to exclude Yevgeny Nikiforenko from the Register of Medical Individuals till felony proceedings have been concluded and that the court docket has not discovered the particular person responsible of committing a felony offence, or to make an observation within the Register of Medical Individuals that an individual has been prohibited from practising medical therapy. till the State Police has utilized a security measure: prohibition of specified occupation. ‘
Latvian Radio requested Ņikiforenko’s office, the Biocon laboratory, whether or not he nonetheless labored there. The consultant of the laboratory refused to remark.
Beforehand, a number of girls had focused the Well being Inspectorate for alleged sexual abuse by Ņikiforenko. Latvian Radio came upon that, after journalists’ inquiries, the Inspectorate had destroyed the investigation supplies. Well being Minister Daniels Pavļuts commissioned a service inspection of the Well being Inspectorate in relation to the destruction of supplies. The Minister should obtain the outcomes by February 11.
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