In Russia, a child is “easier to bury” than “expensive to treat”

Head of the Kidney Transplantation Center: in Russia, it’s “easier to bury a child” than “expensive to treat” Aleksey Valov, head of the kidney transplantation department of the Russian Children's Clinical Hospital (RCCH), said that today in Russia it is “easier to bury a child" who needs a kidney transplant than to provide him with treatment. The doctor said this in an interview with the Kommersant newspaper. “It’s easier to bury such a child than to provide him with expensive permanent treatment. There is no money for this in our state, ”said Valov. According to him, in Russia there is no state program for child transplantation. “We have offered such a program since the beginning of the 2000s. It was suggested that in each of the federal districts there should be at least one branch for a child transplant. And that would somehow close this problem. But so far not Continue Reading


Second Crimea child from Artek died in Crimea in a month

A criminal case was opened in Crimea after the death of a 15-year-old girl during a vacation in Artek camp. According to preliminary data, a schoolgirl from Makhachkala went to bed in the evening, and was found dead in the morning, according to the GSU website in the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol. Under what article the case has not been specified. The forensic investigators, followed by the acting head of the State Security Service, Vladimir Terentyev, also worked at the scene. Examinations were appointed to establish the cause of the girl's death. Investigators will also interrogate the students and staff of the camp. This is the second death of a child from Artek in the last month. On October 11, a boy from St. Petersburg, who was resting in the camp, was admitted to the Yalta city hospital with a preliminary diagnosis of pneumonia and died several hours later Continue Reading


The Ministry of Health will not buy a tomograph for children's hospital, even after the death of a child

The Ministry of Health of the Novosibirsk Region refused to acquire a CT scanner at the Children's Clinical Hospital No. 3 of the city of Novosibirsk. Even after the death of a child in a medical facility, officials called spending on a medical device "inappropriate." This is reported by "Reedus". Residents of Novosibirsk have already collected over 113,000 signatures on a petition to install a tomograph. The author of the document was Jana Raine. In early 2019, the daughter of a woman died in hospital due to medical errors. Doctors could not deliver the correct diagnosis due to the lack of a computer tomograph. After the death of the girl, the Deputy Minister of Health of the Novosibirsk Region, Elena Aksenova, stated that “computed tomography for children is performed at the emergency hospital on Krasny Avenue”. Another MRI device will be placed in the branch of the same institution on Continue Reading


In the Kama region, the doctor refused to take the child without an appointment and left the office.

A resident of Perm named Dmitry complained about the actions of the doctors of the city polyclinic №4. According to the man, his six-year-old son, he can not record admission for two months, and in the very institution of the child refuse to accept. A video appeared in the community “My city – Perm”, in which a man asks to explain to doctors why his otolaryngologist refuses to examine his child. The staff of the institution reported that admission is carried out only by appointment – personally through the pediatrician or online. To the man's remark about the problems with the recording, he was recommended to “not delay the queue”, and the doctor himself left the office. As the author of the video writes, as a result, the man had to leave with nothing. “Such problems are not only with the otolaryngologist, but with almost all narrow specialists. At least Continue Reading


In Chita, the nurse of the maternity hospital put three wipes in the vagina of the child and did not tell anyone

In Transbaikalia, a nurse is judged who has forgotten the napkins in the body of a newborn, and then was afraid to say so, so that she would not be fired. As a result, the child has a female inflammatory disease, lawyer Anastasia Kopteyeva, who represents the victim's mother, and who collaborates with the human rights organization Zona Prava, told Rosbalt. The regional Ministry of Health refused to fire the nurse – the woman is still working. According to the prosecution, on the evening of January 13, 2017 a healthy girl was born in the Transbaikalian regional perinatal center in Chita. On the same day, the ward and procedural nurse of the neonatal ward Lyudmila Cherkasova discovered vaginal bleeding in the newborn. Without telling anyone about this, she applied the forbidden method — with tweezers deeply inserted into the baby’s vagina, two synthetic wipes measuring 135 × 185 mm were Continue Reading


In Kaliningrad, the head physician did not give the child an expensive drug. Baby died

A criminal case has been opened in Kaliningrad against a 41-year-old woman – and. about. Chief doctor of one of the maternity homes of the region. She is suspected of an offense falling under item “c” of part 3 of article 286 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Excess of official powers”). This is reported by the regional administration of the TFR. On November 5, a woman was brought to the hospital. The next day she gave birth to a boy. “The newborn was required to maintain a high-priced medication for life support. The suspect, clearly exceeding his authority, instructed the medical staff to take all possible measures to prevent the child from surviving, explaining his position with the high cost of the drug and the deterioration of medical statistics regarding infant mortality in the event of a child’s death, ”the TFR reported. On the same day, the Continue Reading