In the Kamchatka territory a little boy is completely blind due to the fact that the staff of the local children’s hospital was not staffed by ophthalmologists. About this “Interfax” reported the senior assistant of the head of the local Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Elena Matafonov.

According to her, in the period from September 2012 to February 2013 in children’s hospital did not have the necessary doctors, so the boy born in 2012 in time is not diagnosed eye disease, which led to the deprivation of vision.

“Officials of the Kamchatka regional children’s hospital responsible for providing medical care to the population. Due to the unfair and negligent relation to service, they failed to take adequate measures to appropriate execution of its responsibilities to organise sufficient staffing levels of the medical staff,” – said the representative of the UK.

In fact the incident a criminal case under part 1 of article 293 of the criminal code (negligence). Investigators currently establish the circumstances of the incident.

Note that the financing of the health system in the country is steadily declining. Next year the cost of medicine will decrease by 28.6 billion. This situation creates a very alarming situation, especially in the regions becomes less and less of both doctors and hospital beds.

A recent study of the Foundation of independent monitoring “Health” recorded increased mortality in Russian hospitals. So, last year, died on 24 thousand are hospitalized more than the year before. The reason is simple: doctors from sending patients to the hospital because of a shortage of beds in medical institutions.

The child lost his eyesight due to the lack of ophthalmologist in the Kamchatka hospital 08.11.2016

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