Wounded Russian soldiers are being returned to the front with serious injuries and without the opinion of the military medical commission (VVK), which is required by law. About this writes "Agency" with reference to the representative of the Union of Committees of Soldiers' Mothers Valentina Melnikova. She spoke about several cases when the military was sent to the war with fragments in their limbs not removed or with a shot in the lungs.
According to Melnikova, after treatment in the hospital, the servicemen learned from the commanders that they would be returned to the combat zone without going through a medical commission. The human rights activist said that this is not about isolated cases, but about the destruction of the entire system, according to which doctors assigned servicemen categories of fitness for service. According to the Union, there are “unacceptably many” such cases.
The organization is also aware of situations where patients with ulcers and those who had a heart attack or stroke before being called up were sent to war. According to Melnikova, such people, in principle, cannot take part in hostilities.
Director of the human rights group “Citizen. Army. Right ”Sergey Krivenko confirmed that it is illegal to send a serviceman to the front after treatment without showing him to the VVK. He recommended in such cases not to go to the combat zone and write a report.
A representative of the Agora human rights group, lawyer Nikifor Ivanov, told the Agency that the authorities, by refusing military personnel to undergo IHC, can save on compensation payments. The medical commission, among other things, decides whether the injury caused injuries and chronic diseases.
Earlier, on January 10, Olga Demicheva, a member of the HRC, told RIA Novosti that doctors from two hospitals in Moscow and Donetsk complained to the council that the military was being returned to the war zone, preventing them from recovering and undergoing a full rehabilitation course. “As a result, the methods of treatment that were carried out by him simply go down the drain, and instead of healthy people, we can get people with disabilities. Now we have already taken this issue into work and will solve it,” Demicheva said.
According to the law, the military medical commission, having studied a specific case, assigns a serviceman a category “G” (in need of treatment and temporarily unfit) or “D” (unfit and must be deregistered). In wartime, the examination, on the basis of which the issue of fitness for further service is decided, should be carried out after inpatient treatment, regardless of how long it lasted.