Ah, those crazy Russians are at it again. CNN and the Wall Street Journal are reporting that at least three frontline healthcare workers in Russia have mysteriously fallen out of hospital windows over the past two weeks. Two of the workers are dead. One is believed to be alive but in critical condition. All three had publicly expressed concerns over Putin and medical authority’s responses to the coronavirus pandemic raging within Russia.
Natalya Lebedeva, head of the emergency medical service at Star City, was reportedly being treated for a suspected coronavirus infection when she fell out of a hospital window and died.
Elena Nepomnyashchaya, the head doctor of a hospital in Krasnoyarsk, was reported to have opposed changes to his clinic due to the lack of protective gear in the hospital. The hospital denied the claims of an equipment shortage. On May 1, Nepomnyashchaya fell out of a hospital window and died after spending one week in intensive care.
Alexander Shulepov is a doctor in Voronezh, about 320 miles south of Moscow. He fell out of the second-floor window of the Novousmanskaya hospital on May 2. On April 22, Shulepov and a colleague, Alexander Kosyakin, posted a video claiming Shulepov had been forced to continue work after testing positive for the coronavirus. Three days later, on April 25, he retracted his statement. He was then hospitalized for covid-19 and had been in the hospital for six days when he fell out of the 2nd-floor window suffering severe injuries. A friend says he has not heard from Shulepov but believes he is still alive in the hospital.
In-Article Image CreditsRussian Ambulance in Tomsk, Russia via Wikimedia Commons by Ilya Plekhanov with usage type - Creative Commons License. August 9, 2009
Featured Image CreditRussian Ambulance in Tomsk, Russia via Wikimedia Commons by Ilya Plekhanov with usage type - Creative Commons License. August 9, 2009