Why did a 90-year-old pensioner from the Leningrad Region operate on herself?
In the Leningrad region, a 90-year-old siege patient with oncology, without waiting for the help of doctors, was forced to independently perform a surgical operation on her stomach. This was reported by local media outlets. During the verification of the information, the regional prosecutor's office opened a criminal case 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').
“ According to media reports, taking into account the existing oncological disease, the elderly woman was not hospitalized in a medical hospital, did not undergo surgery and did not provide her with palliative care. Thus, her life and health were endangered. As a result, the 90-year-old pensioner was forced to independently carry out an abdominal surgical operation for herself '', & mdash; reported on the website & nbsp; RF IC for the Leningrad region.
How did the pensioner perform the operation?
According to 47news.ru and fontanka.ru, a resident of the village of Gavrilovo, Leningrad Region Klavdiya Vasilievna suffered from oncology since 2019. Over time, she developed ascites (accumulation of free fluid in the abdomen). It was difficult for the woman to walk, lie down and even breathe. The stomach swelled up from the accumulated fluid.
In November, the pensioner was hospitalized in the Vyborg hospital, but the planned operation was postponed, as she received a positive test for COVID-19. Relatives took my grandmother home.
The woman could no longer endure the pain, so she decided to operate on herself. After waiting for the relatives to leave, the pensioner took a knife and made several cuts on her stomach to release the liquid. Before the procedure, she wrote a suicide note so that her daughter and grandchildren would not be blamed for her possible death. & Nbsp;
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“ I open the door of the apartment and hear: & quot; Daughter, darling, I have done something to myself & quot ;. She ran into the room dressed and shod. Of course, I am in shock, hysterics, crying. I throw back the blanket, and she has a hole just above the navel on the left or right side, and water comes out from there. The nightgown is all wet, and the sheet is also wet. Says: & bdquo; I wanted to make myself a relief & ldquo ;. The paramedic, who came to the call, by the way, said that it was done correctly. Internal organs are not affected. Like, they did it during the war '', & mdash; told & nbsp; 47news.ru & nbsp; daughter & nbsp; pensioner.
Later, ambulance doctor Viktoria Shutova, who came to call her daughter, & nbsp; wrote & nbsp; an Instagram post in which she told the story of Klavdia Vasilievna and asked specialized specialists to help the woman .
“ Old people are the litmus test of society. And, if in peacetime the old people operate on themselves, this is a disaster '', & mdash; written by the medic.
How does the pensioner feel now?
The regional Roszdravnadzor reported that the state of the blockade is assessed as stable, the patient is under medical supervision in the hospital, RBC reports.
Why did the doctors not operate on the pensioner on time?
The regional government claims that & nbsp ; doctors could carry out & nbsp; a pensioner & nbsp; operation in a hospital, despite a positive test for coronavirus. However, the operation was abandoned by the relatives themselves.
“ The woman was offered admission to the Tosno hospital, where urgent surgical care is provided to patients with COVID-19. However, the patient's relatives refused to be hospitalized. Subsequently, the woman was on outpatient monitoring, the coronavirus test was carried out twice more. Both times the results were positive & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; RBC quotes Ekaterina Putronen, chairman of the Committee for Public Communications of the Leningrad Region.
In the RF IC in the Leningrad Region, they said that in order to establish all the circumstances of the case, all medical documentation related to the treatment of the pensioner was withdrawn. A set of forensic examinations has been assigned. The regional Roszdravnadzor also announced its own verification of the incident.
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