Russia has tightened the punishment for obstructing the work of doctors

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The state Duma adopted in the third reading a package of bills designed to toughen penalties for interfering with the work of physicians, including failure to pass ambulance on the roads. It is reported by TASS on Tuesday, July 16.

Now for interference “in any form the legitimate activity of the medical worker”, which became the reason of grievous bodily harm patient is threatened with imprisonment for the term up to two years. Also provided compulsory work or a fine in the amount up to 80 thousand rubles. A package of bills expanding the criminal code.

In case of death of the potential prison sentence increases to four years. Intentional infliction of grievous bodily harm or death threats the health care provider will involve a five-year sentence.

Speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin noted that this legislative initiative was a response to the tragic high-profile cases. He cited the example of the incident with the failure of the driver to miss the ambulance. As a result, the patient died before reaching the hospital.

In late may, four drunken Russians attacked the ambulance in Novocheboksarsk (Chuvash Republic). In January, a resident of Samara beat came to his rescue 82-year-old ambulance doctor.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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