Pediatric oncologists of the department of bone marrow transplantation and some other departments of the National Medical Research Center of Oncology named after. N.N. Blokhin filed a letter of resignation. Deputy Director of the Research Institute of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology (part of the National Medical Research Center) Maxim Rykov stated that the director of the National Medical Research Center should be removed from office Ivan Stilidi, and in his place you need to invite an anti-crisis manager. The Independent Trade Union of Medical Workers “Alliance of Doctors” again announced the next step in the conflict history on its Twitter page.
Maxim Rykov said that all employees of the bone marrow transplantation department, as well as doctors from other departments, submitted their statements to the administration. Other doctors and nurses have expressed the same intention. “Ivan Stilidi should be removed from his position and an anti-crisis manager should be appointed here, since the oncology center has virtually turned into ruins,” assures Maxim Rykov. “In two years of its activity, the oncology center completely collapsed.”
Children being treated at the National Medical Research Center will receive the necessary medical care if the conflict escalates, the chief freelance pediatric hematologist of the Ministry of Health promised at today’s briefing to journalists . According to him, specialists from medical centers in Moscow and St. Petersburg will not leave patients without treatment and will come to work in the children’s department.
The day before, in a video message, employees of the research institute announced non-transparent calculation of salaries, squeezing out unwanted people from the medical institution and demanded that the head of the Research Institute of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology (part of the N.N. Blokhin National Medical Research Center of Oncology) be removed from office. Svetlana Varfolomeeva. They promised that otherwise 26 doctors would leave the institution.
The Ministry of Health commission called this riot a violation of medical ethics, and the actions of the new head of the research institute were correct. The director of the National Medical Research Center dismissed the head of the department of one of the “conspirators” – Georgy Mentkevich, leaving him, however, in another position – deputy director of the research institute for scientific work. He also stated earlier that he did not intend to remove Svetlana Varfolomeeva from her position, but also the five (at that time) oncologists who submitted applications. According to him, children undergoing treatment at the Research Institute of Children’s and Childhood Education should not be left without medical care.