For doctors invented a new article of the Criminal code

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In Russia will determine which errors fall under the concept “medical”. This was reported on the website of the Investigative Committee of Russia.

Proposed changes to the criminal code a new article about the improper provision of medical care and the concealment of violations in the provision of such assistance. As noted, now medical errors are classified under different articles of the criminal code, which do not take into account features of professional activity of doctors.

“The proposed changes in contrast to the existing norms of the criminal code contain a reference to the subject of a crime is a healthcare worker, specifying the type of assistance — medical, including medical services, that take into account different consequences”, — noted in SK.

The amendments will devise a specially created working group, which also included employees of the National medical chamber.

The topic of medical errors in Russia are actively discussed at the beginning of 2018. Public outcry was the story of a hematologist Elena Mishurina. In January 2018, she was found guilty of committing a medical error and was sentenced to two years imprisonment. According to investigators, during bone marrow biopsy in July 2013 Misurina man has damaged blood vessels, which a few days later he died.

After the verdict in social networks launched a campaign in defense of the doctor. In particular, Misurina colleagues suggested that her patient did not die as a result of the procedure, and due to his disease: cancer, myelofibrosis (pathology in the peripheral blood) and diabetes insipidus. In April 2018, the conviction was overturned.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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