Omsk residents to pay for emergency aid?
A resident of Omsk told about the demand to pay for refueling an ambulance car for the father's transfer from the village to the hospital. As a result, her parents paid 500 rubles ($9) to get her father to the hospital.
A resident of Omsk, Elena Perfilieva, wrote at the public page of health clinic Omsk in the VKontakte social network about the ambulance staff’s demand to pay for refueling the car during her father's transferring to the hospital.
Perfilieva explains that she lives in Omsk, and her parents live in the village of Kutyrly in the Kolosovsky district of the region. She writes that her father "became ill, had internal bleeding, needed emergency hospitalization," but an ambulance staff told her that the only car "is in a breakdown state and there is no gasoline at all." "And if you need to see us, pay for gasoline, if there is no money, it’s your problem!!!" the girl writes.
As a result, her parents paid 500 rubles to get her father to the hospital. "And there are no syringes, no medicine, no doctors. Awful medicine in villages!" Perfilieva complains.
After the post was published, the FlashSiberia edition sent a request to the regional government; they replied that " the Ministry of Health of the Omsk region will check this information, an official investigation has been scheduled."