Third Russian Doctor Falls From Hospital Window After Coronavirus Complaint

Elias Hubbard
May 6, 2020

According to a report in Moscow Times, this is the third incident in which a Russian healthcare professional jumped from a hospital building under mysterious circumstances in the past two weeks.

Shulepov is a doctor who was treating coronavirus patients, and so were the other two doctors who fell to their deaths.

He and his colleague Alexander Kosyakin had previously posted a video online in which they complained about Shulepov being forced to work despite testing positive for Covid-19.

Paramedic Alexander Shulepov is now in a critical condition after suffering a fractured skull following a fall from the second floor of a hospital in the Voronezh region, where he too was being treated for coronavirus symptoms, reports The Moscow Times.

Shulepov was hospitalized on April 22 for the virus, but was scheduled to be released after his latest COVID-19 test came back negative.

Police have reportedly launched an inspection into Shulepov's fall from the hospital in the Voronezh region 500 kilometers south of Moscow. A few days after that video, Shulepov suddenly made a second one in which he said the initial film was "high on emotions", and insisted he now only had a "runny nose", per the Metro.

"It's not clear why and what for, so many questions that I don't even have the answer to", Kosyakin added.

On May 1, Elena Nepomnyashchaya, the acting head doctor of a hospital in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, allegedly fell out of a window during a meeting with regional health officials and died.

However, Nepomnyashchaya had said there were PPE shortages and the staff was unprepared, leading to her to oppose changing the hospital into a coronavirus care facility.

On April 24, Natalya Lebedeva, head of the emergency medical service at Star City, the main training base for Russia's cosmonauts, died in a hospital after a fall.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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