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Russian doctors protest over state of nation's health

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7098.1849d (Published 28 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1849
  1. Miranda Ingram
  1. Moscow

    Doctors in Russia have written to the prime minister, Viktor Chernomyrdin, accusing the government of failing in its constitutional duty to provide free health care to all citizens.

    Nearly two thousand delegates from across Russia attending the Pirogov congress, Russia's most prestigious medical gathering, also called on Russia's prosecutor general and constitutional court to investigate the legal implications of the government's breach of article 41 of the constitution, which guarantees health …

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