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Investigative Commitee helps family of eight-year-old doctors' negligence victim

February 05, 2014, 18:46 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, February 05./ITAR-TASS/. An eight-year-old boy who had his tooth pulled out at a local children’s polyclinic in the Novgorod region, developed serious health problems and was diagnosed with osteomyelitis of the lower jaw before he arrived for treatment at the Novgorod regional clinical hospital.

A surgeon at the regional hospital made a different conclusion and prescribed a conservative treatment to the patient. The boy's condition sharply deteriorated, and he was taken to the hospital surgery room for an urgent operation. During the emergency surgery his heart failed, which entailed damage to the boy's brain. The boy survived, but became incapacitated. His mother appealed to law enforcement bodies nine months after the tragic incident.

A criminal case was opened on charges of professional negligence which caused harm to human health.

Igor Komissarov- a senior aide to Chief of the Russian Investigative Committee (SK), visited the disabled child at home in the village of Zaitsevo in the Novgorod region. The SK inspector established that measures of social welfare and medical support to the boy’s family were insufficient.

The SK Chairman has brought the case under his control. On his initiative the Novgorod regional governor has ordered to provide a new comfortable apartment to the family. The sick boy has also been provided with a nurse from the social welfare service, said SK spokesman Vladimir Markin.

On February 14, 2014 the head expert in children's neurology of the Northwest Federal District will examine the boy to decide whether he should continue treatment either at Russia's best medical establishments or be sent to one of the best world rehabilitation centers.

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