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BELGOROD, January 10. /TASS/. The chief prosecutor of the Russian central Belgorod region has taken personal control of the criminal investigation into the death of a patient at a city hospital, the prosecutor’s senior aide told TASS.
"The prosecutor has taken personal control of the criminal case investigating the accident at Belgorod’s Hospital No. 2 when a doctor inflicted bodily injuries that led to death of a patient on December 29, 2015," Olga Moiseykina said.
Earlier, reports were coming that the doctor who punched a patient to death had been dismissed. He was asked not to live the city, the Russian Investigating Committee’s regional department said on Saturday.
Also, Russia’s Investigative Committee’s head Aleksandr Bastrykin took personal control of the case.
The investigation has established that on December 29, 2015 a patient was admitted to the hospital and during the medical examination he allegedly kicked the nurse. Protecting her, the doctor punched the man causing him to fall and strike the back of his head on the hard floor. He died of a brain injury.