Official who advised doctors to wash floors paints door at hospital 

Official who advised doctors to wash floors paints door at hospital
Marina Chekunova

Chekunova changed her tone to a simple one and picked words carefully.

Acting First Deputy Governor of the Vladimir region Marina Chekunova, who became famous for scandalous remarks that emergency hospital doctors have to “hang curtains” and “wash the floors,” took part in a clean-up day organized at the polyclinic in Strunino, painting the cabinet door. The process of painting took place at gunpoint of several television cameras. Chekunova appeared before the press in disposable medical overalls, discreet make-up and with a bucket of paint in her hands. Communicating with the press, Chekunova changed her tone to a simple one and picked words carefully.

“In this situation, I am a citizen. Weekend, Epiphany, we received a blessing for this work,” the official told reporters.

Recall, Marina Chekunova started over the scandal. At a meeting with the doctors of the emergency hospital in Strunino, the bureaucrat reprimanded the doctors, who had to work in emergency conditions and without modern equipment, in an edifying tone.

“We will discuss the problems, but look at yourself. Hang curtains, wash floors, boot covers,” Chekunova told. Also, the official was indignant that they want a lot from her. “I’m like a goldfish, I have to do everything,” the official complained.

Following the outbreak of scandal in the press, Deputy Chairman of the regional parliament Vyacheslav Kartukhin said that Chekunova could lose the prospect of becoming the First Deputy Governor of the region, as the deputies voting for approval for the post will take into account her recent scandalous statements.

Earlier, residents addressed during phone-in with complaints about the emergency condition of the hospital in Strunino. After that, the officials of the Vladimir region were instructed to make repairs to the hospital and children's clinic, and also to equip the institutions with modern equipment.

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