The medical community has stood up for arrested in Kaliningrad physician neonatologist-resuscitation specialist Elina Sushkevich. She was arrested June 28 and accused of killing a premature baby. In the same case, is acting head of the Kaliningrad hospital №4 Elena White, which is accused of organizing the murder. Both Medica are under house arrest. Their colleagues call charges SK absurd and reminisce about 1953.
The version of the investigation
The consequence believesthat the acting head of the hospital Elena White ordered not to save the baby, born at 23 weeks due to economy, and to forge documents in order not to worsen the statistics of the hospital and not to spoil his career. In the documents it was stated that we are talking about the death of the fetus during pregnancy.
According to the UK, arrived at the resuscitation Elina Sushkevich was to have a newborn and take the patient to the perinatal center, but introduced a baby a lethal dose of magnesium sulfate at the direction of Helena White. Writes Investigative Committee, the doctors discussed the way of killing a premature baby.
In the message of SK it is said that these accusations are confirmed by the complex is judicial-medical, spectrographic and other examinations, and the testimony of the witness.
Russian society of neonatologists after the arrest Elina Sushkevich made an appeal to civil society, calling the allegations absurd. Experts emphasize that the child was born at term at 23 weeks and three days with extremely low birth weight 700 grams. The probability of survival of such patients without severe complications around the world — from five to ten percent.
Doctors emphasize the consequence has established, that the premature infant has received all necessary emergency care, including artificial ventilation and the medication for breathing that denies the story about the “economic intent” of the acting chief physician of Helena White.
As for Elina Sushkevich, she acted in accordance with the Russian legislation, emphasizes in an interview with RFI lawyer of the Russian society of neonatologists Diana Mustafina-Bredikhin.
“What an anesthesiologist-resuscitator who has no relationship with the maternity hospital № 4 cities of Kaliningrad, suddenly, according to investigators, executes the instructions in collusion with the acting chief physician of maternity home? In any case, the acting chief physician cannot give no indication to the employee of another. Secondly, Elina came to pick up the child. Why the need for such complex combinations, to call the brigade from another institution? And then conspire with an employee of the other Agency about any malicious actions, which in itself is absurd?” — asks questions Diana Mustafina-Bredikhin.
Let’s talk about the personal factor in every doctor who is afraid that tomorrow will come after him and blame the fact that he killed someone
“Elina is an active member of the Russian society of neonatologists. She participates in conferences, constantly improving their skills, constantly on duty. It’s a real battle physician anesthesiologist-resuscitator. If there are any difficult situation, she always consults with colleagues, always striving to heal, to help. It organizes holidays for premature babies November 17, world prematurity Day. To imagine that man, with all these circumstances, comes to take the life of a newborn, in my opinion, is absurd,” continued the lawyer of the Russian society of neonatologists.
An active campaign in support of the Kaliningrad physicians started in social networks. Petition in support of doctors by July 1, scored more than 24 thousand signatures.
Такого после 1953 года, когда докторов обвиняли в преднамеренном неправильном лечение членов Политбюро, еще не было. Опытного педиатра обвинили в убийстве новорожденного. Приехали. Будем серьёзно разбираться. Надеемся на помощь центрального аппарата СК России.
— Леонид Рошаль (@Leonid_Roshal) June 30, 2019
“Each year a growing number of criminal medical Affairs, and working with doctors is just terrible. Easier just to leave the medical profession rather than trying to save the lives of patients in critical condition because in case of failure, due to objective reasons, will have to go in for questioning of investigators trained to search for serial killers, but for obvious objective reasons do not have knowledge in medicine. However, this approach to the doctors, the medicine is unlikely to be better, and staff shortages (which is currently experienced by many regions, including Kaliningrad oblast) will increase”, — is spoken in circulation neonatologists.