Over the past fortnight it has been reported that 3 Russian doctors have fallen from hospital windows after raising concerns about working conditions on the frontline fight against the Corona virus. Two of the workers have died whilst one still remains in hospital.
Dr. Alexander Shulepov, 37, remains in a serious condition after falling from a second floor window at the hospital where he was being treated for the virus according to Russian media reports. He was admitted to hospital on the same day that he and his colleague, Alexander Kosyakin, revealed in a video posted online that Dr Shulepov had been forced to continue working even though he has tested positive. The hospital have firmly denied this to be true, stating that he was taken off shift after telling them of his diagnosis.
It comes after news emerged of two other doctors dying after falls from windows. A female doctor died on 1st May after being in intensive care. She reportedly fell from a window at a hospital which had been converted to treat COVID-19 patients. She had complained about the shortage of PPE for frontline workers. On 24th April, Natalya Lebedeva, head of medical emergency services died after falling from a 6th floor window. She had been blamed for the spread of the virus at her clinic.