Alleged baby abuse at Russia's hospitals

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  1. Autumn2004

    Autumn2004 Inactive

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    http://www.yahoo.com/s/497322

    According to a statement posted on the prosecutor general's Web site, investigators found that hospital workers allegedly used tape or adhesive bandages to shut the mouths of infants on several occasions to quiet them.

    Regional prosecutors were conducting a criminal probe into whether hospital workers could be charged with dereliction of duty or child abuse, the statement said. It was unclear when or if charges would be filed.

    Earlier this week, Russian TV broadcast video reportedly taken with a cell phone that showed a crib with sleeping baby who appeared to have a pacifier taped to its mouth.

    In another recent incident that caused widespread shock, an infant in southern Russia had to have her arm amputated after an injection for a routine illness caused a blood infection.

    In a second incident, prosecutors in the Far Eastern city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk said they had opened a criminal probe at a kindergarten where an employee gave unauthorized injection to children to help them sleep. According to some news accounts, all or some of the babies were orphans.



    Russia's health and welfare institutions — including hospitals and orphanages — fell into disrepair after the Soviet collapse as government funding dried up. Though government revenues have risen with world oil prices, many welfare institutions remain woefully neglected, as often as not victims of corrupt officials, and employees are often paid miserly wages.


    *Stating it as if it was not the worker's faults. How dare they do that to innocent little babies , Its a miracle they were able to breathe!!*
     
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  3. bakerprune64

    bakerprune64 Former Member

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    Orphans are probably disposable in their country. I can't believe that they aren't sure if charges will be pressed.
     
  4. julianne

    julianne Former Member

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    So sad. The thought of a baby with a pacifier TAPED to their mouth is dispicable. :mad: :mad:
     
  5. Shazza

    Shazza Former Member

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    What a sad story, it makes my heart break to thing that such beautiful human beings can be treated that way and noone be liable, what is happening in our world today.
     
  6. Linda7NJ

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    Speachless...........................
     

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