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The penalty for refusing to miss an ambulance will grow in Russia
The State Duma adopted in the second reading amendments that strengthen the responsibility for obstructing the work of doctors and the passage of ambulances. The penalty for refusing to miss medics on the road will increase to five thousand rubles, the term of deprivation of rights - up to a year.
According to the press service of the State Duma, Russia will also introduce differentiated responsibility for causing harm to health, depending on the severity of injuries. In the event of the patient’s death, imprisonment for up to four years is provided.
Before this, the bill was thoroughly discussed with the medical community and experts. Deputies are confident that the amendments will protect patients and medical staff.