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Exclusive: Russian Doctors Say They Weren’t Warned Patients Were Nuclear Accident Victims

Exclusive: Russian Doctors Say They Weren’t Warned Patients Were Nuclear Accident Victims
Severodvinsk

The three injured men arrived at the hospital around 4:30 pm, naked and wrapped in translucent plastic bags. The state of the patients made staff suspect they were dealing with something very serious. But the only information they had at the time was that there had been an explosion at a nearby military site around noon.

“No one — neither hospital directors, nor Health Ministry officials, nor regional officials or the governor — notified staff that the patients were radioactive,” one of the clinic’s surgeons told The Moscow Times by phone this week. “The hospital workers had their suspicions, but nobody told them to protect themselves…”

To read more visit The Moscow Times.

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