A video of a male doctor knocking out a patient in a hospital in the Russian town of Belgorod has emerged online. The patient died, while his companion, who tried to stand up for him, was also brutally beaten by the well-build doctor.
The shocking incident happened on December 29 last year in a municipal hospital in Belgorod in southwestern Russia. The violent attack was captured by the hospital’s security camera and was uploaded online days later.
In the video, a patient is seen being checked upon when the doctor storms in, accompanied by a nurse. The woman points her finger to the man, and the doctor, shouting, “you touched my nurse,” pulls the man off the examination table and hits him hard on the head.
The man accompanying the patient to the hospital tried to interfere, he was also brutally beaten by the doctor. The doctor kept hitting both men while they were on the floor, as nurses pleaded for him to stop.
After the enraged doctor left the room, a woman’s voice (apparently of the offended nurse’s) can be heard explaining to her colleagues that the patient was asked to lie down calmly, but didn’t follow the nurse.
After some time, they appear to notice that the unconscious patient on the floor is not moving. “Are you alive?” his friend asks him, before warning the medics that something’s not right.
In the following moments, the nurses summon an emergency room doctor to the scene, while the doctor who hit the patient attempts to bring him back to life. The man is then seen being dragged from the camera’s view, while a cleaning lady washes the floor. The emergency doctor never appeared in the video.
The man has died of head injury, officials have said. He reportedly arrived in the hospital with complaints about stomach pain.
Russia’s Investigative Committee has launched a criminal case against the doctor under the article “infliction of death by negligence.” If found guilty upon charges filed, the doctor could face up to two years in prison.
The doctor has reportedly been fired from the hospital. Russia’s Health Ministry has launched its own check in Belgorod.
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