Frame: The Agency BaltInfo / YouTube
Residents of the village of Shimsk in the Novgorod region blocked the highway Novgorod — Pskov in protest against the elimination of hospital local hospital since 1 January, the radio station “Moscow Says”.
“We have two people drove the ambulance to Novgorod Soltsy was not accepted, because they have not given money. We, the pensioners, we will continue to live?” — said one of the protesters. In December, the woman went to Novgorod the hospital with complaints of heart problems, but to take it for treatment there only agreed in February.
The villagers decided not to stand with placards on the roadway: four dozen people will continue to cross the road on “Zebra” until their demands for access to health care does not respond by the local authorities.
Video from the scene posted on YouTube-channel “BaltInfo”.
In Shimsk, there are about four thousand people. The hospital township hospital eliminated in the optimization.
Nearest health facility is in the nearby village of Soltsy, however, because of the constant shortage of patients have to travel to Novgorod, located 30 kilometers from there.
Video, photo All from Russia.