The Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation demanded the parents of two dead children, whom the department sent for organ transplantation to India, to return the money for escort, Fontanka reports .
We are talking about the families of six-year-old Nazar Dianov, who was sent to India for a lung transplant, and four-year-old Lev Fedorenko, who needed a heart transplant. Both children died in India. Nazar, who had a successful lung transplant after a four-year wait, was pierced during a bronchoscopy and then an artery was pierced. He died in February of this year. After the start of the war, the child's body could not be returned to Russia for several weeks. When this happened, his mother received a letter from the Department of Organization of Medical Assistance and Sanatorium-Resort Treatment of the Ministry of Health saying that she was contractually obliged to submit a report on expenses in India within 14 days upon her return to Russia, “otherwise they may be required to pay all treatment costs.
The woman submitted a report, but the department did not accept the cost of a taxi (it was impossible to get to the clinic in a different way, especially in a pandemic, and this had to be done daily for almost 4 years), in addition, they did not take into account the difference in exchange rates. The amount to be returned for Ekaterina Dianova amounted to 5.9 million rubles.
The mother of Lev Fedorenko, who for two years did not wait for a heart transplant, suffered three strokes and died in July last year from sepsis in an Indian clinic, is demanding the return of almost 10 million rubles from the Ministry of Health. The list of expenses not accepted by the department included: hotel accommodation, flights, daily expenses, as well as interest "for the use of other people's money."
According to Oleg Gainulin, the father of another child who died in the same clinic at the end of 2020, India is “a country in which purchases, meals, and even more so taxis, cannot always be confirmed by checks.” “Even in the hospital, some bills for medical services are written out in such a way that the Ministry of Health did not take them into account for us. As a result, I had to return 4.5 million rubles, ”he told Fontanka.
As emphasized by the publication, in Russia, donor organs of an adult are used for children's transplantation, which, obviously, are not suitable for a 2-3-year-old baby. Foreigners were banned from organ transplantation, transplantation from an unrelated donor for Russians remained possible only in India. Now in India there is actually a ban. In 2018, the country began to regulate the rule more strictly, according to which donor organs are first of all transplanted to citizens of the country, and the next - to foreigners.