Irkutsk region Minister of Health ignored collapsed air passenger
Oleg Yaroshenko ignored the calls of stewards.
The eyewitness told that Minister of Health of the Irkutsk region Oleg Yaroshenko, flying from Moscow to Irkutsk by Aeroflot flight, did not help a man who collapsed on plane board, despite the calls of stewards. Instead, according to an eyewitness, the Minister preferred to sleep.
"On the morning flight, the passenger needed emergency medical help. On the board there was Minister of Health of the Irkutsk region Oleg Yaroshenko. If you think that an official rushed to help, it was in vain. After the crew asked doctors, if any on board, to approach the passenger on the speakerphone, the Minister did not budge and, sitting down comfortably, fell asleep," the eyewitness said.
The eyewitness also noted that besides the Minister, there were two other doctors on board. Those, in contrast to Yaroshenko, immediately responded to the request of the crew and tried to provide medical assistance to the passenger. Upon the arrival an ambulance took the passenger.
Oleg Yaroshenko is a doctor. He graduated from the Tomsk Military Medical Institute, the Military Medical Academy named after Kirov, the higher academic courses of the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
It is worth noting that in such situations, other high-ranking officials behave differently. So, Head of the Russian Ministry of Health Veronika Skvortsova provided emergency medical assistance to a passenger who collapsed during the flight to New York. Then the passenger was diagnosed with a heart attack.
In another situation, Head of Buryatia Alexey Tsydenov provided urgent help to a man who became ill at a bus stop. It turned out that the man had epilepsy, and because of a sudden attack he stroked the asphalt.
Every big Russian city has ‘untouchable' people who are beyond the reach of the law enforcement authorities – generals, judges, mayors, etc. Despite overwhelming evidence sufficient to prosecute them, such persons cannot be busted without authorization from the federal center. There is also another type of corrupt officials: their deeds are well-known – but these people are so generous, hospitable, and understanding that no one is willing to arrest them.