June 4. Appointed Director of the Research Institute of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology (Research Institute of Children’s Oncology and Hematology) National Medical Research Center of Oncology named after. N.N. Blokhina Svetlana Varfolomeeva took up her duties.
June 6. The new directorate held the first meeting, during which issues of completing construction work in the new buildings of the institute were considered.
June 17. The introduction of two new options was announced: interdisciplinary discussion of all patients and the introduction of standardized appointment sheets for patients.
August. The publication “Meduza” (the media is recognized as a foreign agent in Russia) published an article by the deputy director of the Research Institute of Pre-Generation and Human Resources. Maxim Rykova “Cancer Corps”, in which he complains about the mass dismissal of doctors, salary cuts, irregularities in the supply of medicines and nutrition to children, etc. According to Maxim Rykov, the center is unprofitable, there is no scientific activity, and the equipment is at the level of a central district hospital. (Over the next month and a half, publications were organized in the press, appearances on TV, and a collective letter was sent from employees of the Research Institute of Pre-European Education to the President of the Russian Federation with a request to dismiss the new management of the center.)
President of the National Medical Research Center for Pediatric Oncology and Hematology. Dmitry Rogachev, chief pediatric oncologist-hematologist of the Russian Ministry of Health, academician circulated an appeal in which he defended the new management of the Research Institute of Preschool and Child Health and condemned the practice of involving children and parents in a corporate conflict, calling it a serious violation of medical ethics and the Hippocratic Oath.
12-th of September. The Minister of Health of the Russian Federation signed an order to create a commission chaired by the director of the Department of Medical Care for Children and Obstetrics Services of the Ministry of Health Elena Baibarina. Task: to check the situation at the Scientific Research Institute of Early Childhood Education and Health and develop recommendations for further actions by the management of the medical organization.
September 30th. Trade union “Alliance of Doctors” published a video message on Youtube from 26 employees of the Research Institute of Pre-Gynecology and Geology, in which they declare their readiness to submit letters of resignation, since the new management of the oncology center, according to them, does not allow them to honestly fulfill their medical duty.
Head of the National Medical Research Center of Oncology named after. N.N. Blokhina, chief freelance oncologist of the Russian Ministry of Health held a briefing within the walls of the center. He stated that Svetlana Varfolomeeva has tightened discipline, is updating the work of the divisions of the Scientific Research Institute of Children’s and Human Resources, and also pointed out to some employees the conflict of interest arising due to the fact that they are the founders of a charitable foundation.
October 1. Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov stated that the Kremlin is aware of the situation at the National Medical Research Center of Oncology named after. N.N. Blokhin and the Ministry of Health is taking care of her. According to him, the volume of problems is exaggerated, the institution operates as usual.
A press conference was held at the Rossiya Segodnya MIA by Ivan Stilidi, Alexander Rumyantsev, and the President of the National Medical Chamber Leonid Roshal. They condemned the actions of the conflicting party, calling the cause of the conflict personal ambitions, and confirmed their intention to steadily continue the course of the initiated reforms.
According to Ivan Stilidi, 5 employees of the Scientific Research Institute of DoiG submitted their resignations. The second side of the conflict says that 12 doctors are resigning. According to Maxim Rykov, applications were submitted to the administration by all employees of the bone marrow transplantation department, as well as doctors from other departments of the center.
October 10. Deadline for completing the work of the Ministry of Health commission.