Head of the National Medical Research Center of Oncology named after. N.N. Blokhina, the chief freelance oncologist of the Russian Ministry of Health, Ivan Stilidi, on September 30 commented on the conflict that had spilled into the public field between the administration of the Research Institute of Children’s Oncology and Hematology (Research Institute of Children’s Oncology and Hematology) and employees.
According to him, who headed the medical institution this summer Svetlana Varfolomeeva has tightened discipline, is updating the work of departments, and has also pointed out to some employees the conflict of interest arising due to the fact that they are the founders of a charitable foundation.
“Naturally, some measures were taken to improve the production discipline of departments in the work of the institute. Some vectors of development have been proposed in accordance with modern requirements of oncohematology in both childhood and adulthood. All this caused a negative reaction,” he said.
also clarified the details of the conflict of interest that occurred among some doctors of the oncology center: “There is nothing reprehensible in the actions of charitable foundations, they help in treatment. But when employees raise funds from outside to participate in the purchase of drugs at certain points that are aimed at providing assistance, there is some roughness in this,” he said.
Today, 26 employees of the Scientific Research Institute of Preschool and Child Health recorded a video message in which they said that they are ready to submit their resignations because the new management of the oncology center does not allow them to honestly fulfill their medical duty.
noted that the conclusion of the Ministry of Health commission on the activities of the center is planned to be presented on October 6. About the work of this commission last week in an interview with the portal Medvestnik.ru said one of its members – the President of the National Medical Research Center for Pediatric Oncology and Hematology. Dmitry Rogachev, academician .