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The Russian government added to the bill on punishment for interference in the work of doctors is an item on the criminal liability of citizens causing of serious harm or death to the patient due to the delay of physicians, according to “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”.
According to the initiative of the Cabinet, the criminal code should be supplemented with a new article “Obstruction of medical assistance”. It is proposed to punish by up to two years for cases where human-induced, the doctors were unable or did not reach the patient and result his health suffered heavy damage. Up to four years of imprisonment threatens those who by their actions caused the death in need of medical care person.
According to the Chairman of the Board of Association of lawyers of Russia Vladimir Gruzdev, the first amendment aims to protect physicians and their patients. He said that we are talking about all the possible options, preventing to work of a doctor. “For example, if doctors are not allowed to the sick, closing the door; not allowed to drive an ambulance in the yard, and she was late to the patient, it too will be regarded as a crime. But if the doctors used and violence, the guilty will be charged with several articles of the criminal code. Charges will be filed in the interference with, and damage to doctors,” — said Gruzdev.
The bill passed its first reading in the state Duma.
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