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Surgeon hospital of Kovdor in the Murmansk region assigned to the students without the experience to operate on a patient who required amputation of the leg, reported on the website of the regional Prosecutor’s office.
According to authorities, the incident occurred in July 2019. The patient was under anesthesia for eight hours, and the operation “unreasonably” lasted seven hours. All this time three students of the fourth year of medical school performed an amputation instead of a qualified doctor. The physician during the procedure stood, gave verbal instructions and periodically came out of the operating room, leaving the students “were to continue” to work.
The prosecutors believe that the surgeon knew about the impossibility of direct participation of students in operation due to lack of knowledge and skills. “In such circumstances, the doctor intentionally created a real threat to the life and health of the patient”, — says the publication.
About the health of the patient after surgical intervention and the quality of the work performed in the message is not reported. Also, do not indicate whether he knew exactly who he was operated on.
Concerning the doctor criminal case as regards 1 article 238 of the criminal code (“the Provision of services that do not meet the requirements of safety of life and health”).
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