Story By: Anastasia Smirnova, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
A Russian woman has died in a hospital corridor after doctors moved her close to the toilets for two days so her pained screams would not bother other patients.
The incident took place at Public Hospital No.20 in the city of Yekaterinburg in the western Russian region of Sverdlovsk Oblast when Nadezhda Bogdanova, 30, was admitted with acute pancreatitis.
According to reports, the patient was screaming from pain in the hospital ward and doctors decided to move her bed next to the toilets in the corridor to not bother other patients.
The patient then spent the next two days in the hospital corridor, according to local media.
Her husband Andrey Bogdanov, 42, said that she was barely breathing during his last visit and that her condition seemed serious.
He asked doctors about his wife’s breathing problems and he was told that she was ‘simply sleeping’, according to Bogdanov.
He added that nobody came to check on her in the meantime.
Bogdanova had died within three hours, according to her husband.
A video of him tearfully explaining the situation has been viewed over 285,000 times on Russian social media.
The patient’s doctor, whose name has not been disclosed, said he had no reason to move Bogdanova to intensive care and does not feel responsible for the treatment she received, according to local media.
Reports said the local health watchdog has already launched an investigation into the young woman’s death.
Netizen ‘Vladimir Kryuchkova’ said: “B*stards.”
‘Anastasia Kutseva’ commented: “This is how good Russian public service is.”
Officially, Russia had had a total of 63 cases of the coronavirus at the time of writing.
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