In the Leningrad region, investigators opened a criminal case after the emergence of information about a 90-year-old pensioner who independently performed abdominal surgery. About this November 23 reported at the regional Investigative Committee.
The ministry stressed that, according to media reports, an elderly woman with an incurable cancer was not hospitalized to provide the necessary assistance. As a result, when her health at home worsened, she cut herself without waiting for the doctors.
“On this fact, the investigative bodies of the Investigative Committee of Russia in the Leningrad Region initiated a pre-investigation check, as a result of which a criminal case was initiated on the grounds of a crime under Part 1 of Art. 238 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (provision of services that do not meet the requirements of the safety of life or health of consumers) “, – noted in the UK.
The story of the blockade woman from Vyborg became known after the publication on Instagram of the ambulance paramedic Victoria Shutova.
By message Ekaterina Putronen, chairman of the public communications committee of the Leningrad region, the pensioner was previously treated at the Vyborg interdistrict hospital, where she was recommended to undergo surgery due to the developed ascites (fluid accumulation in the abdominal cavity). In November, the woman was again hospitalized in a medical facility, where the PCR test showed a positive result for COVID-19. After that, the patient, according to the press service of the regional government, was offered a referral to another hospital, but her relatives refused, and later the pensioner was monitored on an outpatient basis.
“It was a tragic coincidence that at the moment of a sharp deterioration in the condition, no one was with the patient,” added Putronen.
As writes REN TV, the pensioner tried to release the fluid accumulated in the abdominal cavity with the help of a cut. Frightened, she wrote a note to her relatives in which she admitted that she herself inflicted cuts on herself so that no one else would be blamed.
According to the regional health committee, the patient is currently in the hospital, there is no threat to her life, and on this occasion, the committee is conducting an official check.
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