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The case of infection of children with hepatitis C was closed in the Amur region

The case of infection of children with hepatitis C was closed in the Amur region
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In the Amur Region, after the massive infection of children with hepatitis C in a medical institution, the criminal case against the Amur Regional Children's Clinical Hospital was closed. The reason is the expiration of the statute of limitations.

According to INTERFAX-FAR EAST, the case was considered by the Blagoveshchensk city court on Friday. According to the court's decision, the period for considering this case expired on December 31, 2020. the decision has not yet entered into legal force, it can be appealed within ten days.

The defendants' defenders petitioned to terminate the criminal case. All 25 victims who were at the trial and their representatives were against such a motion. In total, 169 people were recognized as victims.

The first cases of infection of children with hepatitis C registered in the Amur region in 2018... Rospotrebnadzor conducted an epidemiological investigation, which became the basis for a criminal case. His started considering in October 2020... The hospital management was accused of negligence: the staff of the medical facility used non-sterile gloves when processing catheters for blood transfusion. Instruments and catheter plugs were also not sterilized properly.

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