the Prosecutor’s office of the Saratov region to check the information about the fact that the regional authorities acquired due to the budget 10 thousand of medical masks for 425 rubles apiece. Earlier in the scandal with the purchase of personal protective equipment interfered with the speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin.

the Prosecutor intends to assess the reasonableness of the cost of medical masks and observance of the legislation on contract system in procurement. The Supervisory Agency noted that if there are grounds will be taken prosecutorial response.

Earlier it was reported that subordinate to the Ministry of health institution “Saratov pharmacy warehouse” bought 28 thousand Chinese protective suits, masks and goggles by 43.36 million rubles. Non-sterile disposable medical masks were purchased for 425 rubles apiece.

inflated prices drew the attention of the speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin, who is a native of Saratov region. Official sent Prosecutor Sergei Filipenko appeal with a request to verify the purchase, which is partially financed at the expense of the regional budget.

Later the Director of “the Saratov pharmacy warehouse” Sergey Goryachev told the local newspaper “Free news” that it was about disposable masks with a degree of protection FFP2 KN95, which, in fact, are the respirators.