The head physician of a hospital in St. Petersburg were fired after the escape of patients from quarantine


the health Committee of St. Petersburg has terminated the employment contract with the head physician of infectious Botkin hospital Alexei Yakovlev. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to the press service of the Committee.

“Today, the employment agreement with Yakovlev terminated on the basis of paragraph 2 of article 278 of the Labour code of the Russian Federation”, – stated in the message.

As previously reported, the hospital voluntarily left four patients who were tested for coronavirus. Two returned on their own, one is considered in court on February 19, and the fourth patient returned to the hospital by force.

the Patient had to be quarantined for 14 days. The girl came from China in late January, a few days later she went to doctors, feeling signs of a cold. After that she was sent by the order of Federal service on quarantine.

the patient noted that further stay in the hospital she didn’t see the point because all the tests were normal. She said that fled the Botkin hospital on February 7, because of the ability to refuse admission she did not provide one.

the Outbreak of a novel coronavirus was identified in a large Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of December 2019. The who has recognized her emergency of international scale, describing as an epidemic, with many lesions. The government has included a new virus in the list of dangerous diseases.

outside China, cases of infection recorded in 25 countries, including Russia. In Russia COVID-19 were two citizens of China, their sickness proceeded in the form of light. At the moment patients are discharged.

According to the latest data, the number of victims of coronavirus in China amounted to more than 2 thousand people. The total number of infected exceeded 74.1 thousands of citizens have recovered 14.3 thousand people.

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