Doctors from the Research Institute of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology of the Blokhin National Medical Research Center for Oncology demanded a change of leadership. In a statement on the Doctors Alliance’s YouTube channel, they said they would quit otherwise.
Doctors complained of poor conditions for patients: lack of ventilation and mold in crowded rooms. Management, they said, instead of economic issues is engaged in "hardware struggle."
Another reason for writing applications was the dismissal of Georgy Mentkevich, the creator of the country's first bone marrow transplant department. Other specialists were forced to quit along with him.
At least 26 childrens oncologists at the Blokhin Cancer Center have threatened to quit if its recently appointed leader isnt fired, pay transparency isnt introduced and overcrowded and mold-covered wards arent replaced.