09:16 / 11.09.2020
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Chief infectious disease specialist of Tashkent region arrested

Guljahon Yuldasheva, chief physician of the Tashkent Regional Infectious Diseases Hospital in Chirchik and chief infectious disease specialist of the Tashkent region, was arrested on 8 September, BBC News Uzbek reported.

When Kun.uz correspondent contacted Guljahon Yuldasheva’s sister, Shahlo Yuldasheva, she confirmed this information. Reportedly, her sister was charged with embezzlement of 250 million soums.

Earlier, Guljahon Yuldasheva told Kun.uz that the hospital she headed was not provided with the necessary medical equipment during the pandemic and the medical staff of the Tashkent Regional Medical Department was not provided with adequate assistance in the critical situation. 

In particular, Guljahon Yuldasheva said that the hospital she headed was one of the first to receive coronavirus patients. The hospital was full of critically ill people in mid-July.

Later, the head of the regional health department Turakul Arzikulov stated that the hospital in Chirchik was not specialized in the treatment of COVID-19, and G. Yuldasheva was spreading unfounded information. However, the hospital did not adequately comment on allegations that it treated COVID-19 patients and had not been provided with the necessary medical equipment during the pandemic.

Kun.uz correspondent appealed to the Public Relations and Legal Information Department of the Prosecutor General’s Office to comment on the situation with the arrest of Guljahon Yuldasheva. The head of the department Khayot Shamsutdinov said that information on this issue would be provided as soon as possible.

Reportedly, Guljahon Yuldasheva has been working as the chief physician of the Tashkent Regional Infectious Diseases Hospital, the chief infectious disease specialist of the Tashkent region since September 2018. She is the mother of 6 children, the youngest of her children will turn 2 on September 20 this year.

Kun.uz is waiting for information from the authorities on details of the incident.

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