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Penza citizens outraged over dilapidation of state hospital purulent surgery department

13:32 | 22.02.2015 | Society

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Penza, 22 February 2015. PenzaNews. The citizens of Penza expressed their outrage over the dilapidated state of the purulent surgery department of the Penza city Zakharyin clinical emergency hospital.

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The outburst of critique was caused by photos of the purulent surgery ward published in Facebook by a well-known IT specialist Sergei Kolesnikov.

One of the photos shows a room with plaster and paint breaking off walls, dark blots on the ceiling that may have been caused by fungus, scuffed floor covering, and a bed and a bedside drawer that looks like it was brought there directly from the middle of the 20th century.

The picture also features a washing sink with a tap embedded in the wall, a high mirror, a dirty wooden door, and an unprotected outlet box with wires hanging out.

“It’s all simple. The logic is like this: it’s a separate building, so it’s less likely to be visited by inspecting officials. And if you say there is a patient with gangrene, you won’t even be able to lure any into the wards. So you can divert the money to the main building, where you can show how ‘the funds are successfully used’ and be frugal on the purulent wards,” blogger Andrei Tokarev replied to Sergei Kolesnikov’s question to guess the hospital department by its photos.

“Looking at these photos and thinking: a can of paint, a new bed and a bedside drawer do not cost that much. Why did it all go down to this?” Natalya Lepleyskaya asked, saying her husband was hospitalized to this department some time ago.

“Just as always: the people keep everything up, the doctors are working in the current conditions, and the doctors are excellent! Why can’t the department top find money at least for minimal repairs?!” Sergei Kolesnikov expressed his surprise.

In his turn, Evgeny Revenko, one of the participants of the discussion in the social network, noted the purulent surgery department has never undergone any repairs.

“Pretty much the same in wards on Volodarskovo [street] and by the ‘Mayak’ factory. The oncology center has new repairs. The new building [of infectious diseases department of the regional center of specialized medical care] looks like they brought it from abroad,” he wrote.

PenzaNews agency is yet to receive any official commentary from the hospital management.

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