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Attacked doctors on call – to jail: in the state Duma introduced the relevant law

The draft law is the basis of legislative activities of the lower house of Russia. Its creators say that the cause of its development became more frequent attacks on health workers during the provision of patient care.

According to “Russian conversation”, in the explanatory note the authors of the law say that, according to statistics of the Ministry of health over the past year there was a boom of aggression towards health care workers who were on call for patients.

The number of physicians in 2016 beatings caught up in attacks over the previous two years.

So, according to representatives of the Moscow healthcare annually in the capital can sometimes be more than 200 attacks on doctors. Criminal liability is attracted only 10% of attackers .

If all the amendments of the law will support in the state Duma, for the attack on the physician that is on call will need to shell out a fine of up to 200 thousand rubles or compulsory works of up to 5 years.

If violent patients will use violence and will threaten the lives of physicians, it provides for liability to 12 years of imprisonment.

Previously, “Russian conversation” already wrote about the fact that in Petersburg the man has beaten two of the medics who came to save his life. And in the North of Moscow unknown persons have beaten the EMT ambulance arrived on a call.

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